Bone health sabotaged by everyday foods

February 1st, 2011 by admin No comments »

As we age, the risk of bone fractures increases and osteoporosis becomes a concern. Fortifying our diets with vitamin D, calcium and weight baring exercise has long been shown to help keep our bones strong. But did you know that there are everyday things we eat and drink that could be sabotaging your bone heath?

Caffeine gets us going in the morning and throughout the day, but too much of it may increase our risk of fractures. Combine that with a diet low in calcium and your risk is greater. Keeping your intake of coffee to 3 or less cups a day can help. Another problem drink is cola. Both diet and regular cola has been shown to decrease bone density.

In addition to coffee and cola, red meat can cause some problems too. We know that protein is good for the body, but too much red meat can have a negative effect. Eating a diet rich in red meat, at least 5 days a week, can actually take calcium out of our bones. This can weaken the bones and make you susceptible to fractures.

Limiting the above may help you to keep your bones strong and healthy as you age. Eating fruits, vegetables and exercising regularly can help you go even further to being fracture free.

Dark Green Vegetables… more than just diet food!

January 31st, 2011 by admin No comments »

We all know that a leafy green salad or dark green vegetables is a good choice for a healthy diet. The roughage they provide aids in digestion and fills us up so we eat less. But there are additional benefits to eating these dark green gems then just weight control. The nutritional benefits from these types of vegetables are overwhelmingly positive and there is a link to one vitamin in particular that you may not expect.    

The vitamins found in dark green leafy vegetables include Vitamin A, C, D, E, K, iron, and calcium.  Did you know that one of these vitamins has been linked to improved joint health? Lowering the risk of cartilage damage and bone spurs often found in Osteoarthritis is Vitamin K.  In a study of over 600 people, those with an increased level of Vitamin K in their blood steam had significantly better protection against these very painful, movement debilitating troubles.

So what foods contain Vitamin K? The foods richest in vitamin K include alfalfa, Brussels spouts, Swiss chard, kale, collard greens and spinach. Additional foods that are good choices are asparagus, broccoli, romaine lettuce, cabbage, peas, parsley and onions. Even cooking with some spices like basil, sage and oregano among others can add to your intake of Vitamin K. Adding a fat such as olive oil or cheese in a salad dressing or to cooking the above vegetables promotes better absorption of the vitamin.

So maybe it is time to take a new look at the benefits of eating a salad and a daily intake of green leafy vegetables? The benefits could help more than your waistline.

Weather Stress

December 30th, 2010 by admin No comments »

From coast to coast the weather is taking its toll. The west coast is dealing with torrential rains causing mud slides and the need to build muscle straining retaining walls. The mid west and east coast have been hit with record breaking snow and ice leaving many with the back breaking chore of digging out.

We can easily recognize the inconveniences of bad weather but the underlying reality of the toll it takes on our body may go ignored.  Snow shoveling for instance can result in more than just a passable driveway; it could send you to the hospital with a heart attack, broken bones or a back problem that lasts a lifetime. The cold and rain can leave your immune system compromised making it you susceptible to every bug going around.

So how do you face the inclement weather without suffering? First you need to properly prepare. Make sure you are properly dressed for the weather. Hats, gloves boots in snow or hooded jackets and umbrella’s in the rain are essential. Staying dry is key in both rain and snow conditions. Wear layers for extra protection and adaptability if it gets too warm.

Next, understand what effect the elements can have on your body. For instance, cold weather increases blood pressure naturally. If you add to that to expending excess energy the overexertion increases your heart rate combined with higher blood pressure can lead to a heart attack very quickly.  

Also, recognize your limitations. If you have not been exercising regularly then think of any strenuous weather related activity as if you were going to go work out. Consider this; the average shovel filled with snow weighs about 16 pounds. Being conservative, if you lift just 10 pounds of snow and only fill your shovel 10 times per minute, within 10 minutes you would have lifted 1,000 pounds. Would you head to the gym and lift 1000 pounds in 10 minutes? It hurts just thinking about it.  Unless you have been training, your body has limitations on what it can handle.

And lastly, give your body a little boost this time of year. Start building your immune system now. Stock up on muscle relief cream just in case you over do it. Support your heart health daily with exercise, eating right and taking a supplement to keep your heart strong this time of year. Visiting is another way to help support your health. Get all of the items mentioned above and prepare for a healthy year!

Trick yourself into a new you!

December 29th, 2010 by admin No comments »

Feeling great, what a concept! To wake up in the morning knowing that your spirits are high, your body is pain free and your health is at an optimal level. Does this sound like something foreign to you? Why? Do you feel that maybe you don’t deserve to feel great? Feeling great should not be something that it is ‘wasted on the youth’ or an unattainable illusion.

You deserve to feel fantastic. But how do we go from our hum drum routines to feeling great every morning? Tricks. That’s it; trick your body into feeling good. Trick number one, smile. Yep, that’s it. Just smile. Smiling physically changes how you feel and how others feel towards you. So what benefits do you get from smiling? You might want to sit down for this list its rather long: Smiling decrease stress, improves blood pressure, strengthens your immune system, puts you in a better mood, release endorphins to make you feel better, makes people think you are younger then you are and its contagious so you make others feel good too! Such a simple action with quite impressive benefits!

Trick two, change your attitude. Try this exercise. Frown. Tell your self you feel awful, recognize every ache and pain. Pretty bad huh? Now, think about those same aches and pains, but this time insist to yourself that the pain is fading, you have energy and you love how good you feel. Nothing has changed but your attitude.

Trick three, let it go! This one is a little tougher but immeasurable when it comes to feeling great. Think of what is bothering you. Is it something you can control? If it is, write down what will fix the problem and do it. Now, you can let it go since it is dealt with and no longer requires your precious time. Is it something you have no control over? It is tough to admit you have no control over something but when you do and let it go a huge weight will be lifted and you will feel great!

That’s it! Three quick and easy tricks that get you feeling great… without even a smidgen of energy expended. Best of all, these tricks can be done throughout the day regardless of where you are or what you are doing. So give it a try, you deserve to feel happy right now! And feeling great for the rest of your life!

Time to give thanks…

November 24th, 2010 by admin No comments »

At Thanksgiving we tend to take a moment to think about our lives and become more cognizant of those people and things in it that make us thankful. Many times our health and the health of our family and friends are a big part of this cathartic reminiscing. As are many of us, you may be dealing with health problems or have parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents or friends that have you concerned.

Hopefully it is nothing serious, maybe the beginning of a slight decline in eyesight or a steady decrease in energy, problems that we tend to chalk up to aging. But, why do we have to just accept things like needing glasses as part of growing old? The answer is that we don’t.

There is an old adage that states, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This holds especially true for aging. Many times it is as easy as replenishing our bodies lost vitamins and minerals that keeps us in optimal health. When we age we tend to lose nutrients that were plentiful in our youth.

For instance, our eyes naturally contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Replacing these nutrients that deplete as we age can help to keep our eyes healthy and support good vision. Eating dark green leafy vegetables that contain these ingredients or taking a supplement may help ease the effect aging has on the eyes.  We at Biowell are very thankful for the support you have shown us throughout the years. Our website at can offer you and your loved ones the support you need to continue feeling good regardless of your number of birthdays.

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We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season!

What does 8 glasses of water a day really do for you?

November 23rd, 2010 by admin No comments »

Everyone knows you should drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water a day. Water is obviously an essential ingredient in our health and well being. A whopping 63% of our bodies are made up of water and our blood itself is made up of about 90% water. So it is important. The water in our bodies helps carry nutrients to our cells, cushion joints, keep lungs working, flushes fat build up, improves skin and keeps our brains functioning properly.

On the other hand, dehydration causes a host of problems from headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue, to anxiety, depression, cravings and irritability. If the body is lacking in water the kidneys can’t remove the toxins building up inside us. The more toxins we have inside the worse we feel and the harder every organ in our body has to work to function.

So, let’s see if you are dehydrated at all with this simple test. Pinch the skin on the back of your hand between the knuckles and the wrists. When you let go how quickly did the skin return to flat? If it didn’t go flat immediately then you are in need of fluids. The faster it returns to normal the more hydrated you are.

Now, is the 64 ounces of water a day enough? The answer is… it could be. If you divide your weight in half that is the amount of water you should drink a day. If you weigh 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water is what you should aim for on a daily basis. Keeping track of your water intake is easy and the most environmentally safe way to do it is to use a reusable water bottle.

The 5 most important things you can do for your eyes

November 23rd, 2010 by admin No comments »

Our eyesight is a precious commodity that needs to be protected to ensure healthy vision in the future. These are 5 of the most important things that you can do today to increase your odds of seeing better as you age.

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables. Not only do they taste good but every crunch of a carrot or bite of an apple provides our bodies with essential vitamins and minerals that are directly linked to good eyesight. Include dark leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale which are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. These phytonutrients are found near the eye and help keep it healthy. In addition to overall health, eating fruits and vegetables are essential in maintaining strong eyesight. Dietary Supplements are another way to make sure you are getting these essential vitamins and minerals.
  2. Wear sunglasses. Harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage your eyes. When investing in sunglasses make sure they state that they protect against UVA and UVB rays.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight. Excessive weight can put a strain on your eyesight. There are links between obesity and blindness, macular degeneration and diabetes. Keeping a healthy weight can lesson the risk of these diseases.
  4. Avoid long exposure to computer screens and smoking. Computer screens can have a devastating impact on eye health. If you are required to use a computer for long periods take 10 minutes every hour to look away. It will ease the strain around your eyes. Also, keep the screen as far away as possible. Also, stop smoking. If you smoke, or are around smoke on a daily basis, you are at an increased risk of developing eye pressure problems, cataracts and macular degeneration.
  5. Exercise your eyes. Exercising your eyes builds the surrounding muscles keeping them strong. Here are 2 simple exercises to try. First, close your eyes tight for 3-5 seconds then open for 3-5 seconds. Repeat 7 times. Second, roll your eyes clockwise, blink, then counter-clockwise. Repeat 5 times.

Taking advantage of the above list of things that are important for your eyes can help you see a better future.   Check out for Oculind Plus, the most comprehensive formula for eye health containing lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamins A & C.

CardioVital Plus

June 2nd, 2010 by Biowell No comments »

We have discussed the value of cayenne in your overall heart health (see blog titled Cayenne Benefits) and the bottom line is that cayenne can provide your cardiovascular system with a vast array of benefits. However, cayenne is not the only herbal ingredient that can boost your heart function. Here we will take a look at other herbs that can do a heart good.

Nattokinase (Natto) is an enzyme that has been used for thousands of years by the Japanese people. It has properties that promote clot free blood flow, helping to improve circulation throughout your body. Healthy blood flow helps protect against strokes, heart attacks and even dementia. Check with your doctor whenever starting a new supplement, but especially if you are on any type of prescription or OTC blood thinners such as aspirin or if you are a hemophiliac. These conditions must be monitored when taking anything that can thin blood.

Ginger and Garlic also have an impact on keeping your heart strong by improving circulation. Additionally, ginger has been shown to improve liver function and lower cholesterol. Ginger is very good for the digestive track as well and can ease nausea. Garlic is also beneficial with anti-bacterial, fungal and viral properties. It is rich in antioxidants and has been shown to help dissolve blood clots. Used for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, its pungent flavor provides a multitude of health benefits for your body.

While cayenne, Natto, ginger and garlic help to improve your circulation, Butchers Broom strengthens the veins helping to get the blood from your legs back to your heart. It has a mild diuretic property and anti-inflammatory benefits that can impact your total health. Butchers Broom has been used for over 2000 years.

Combining the above ingredients, along with many other heart healthy herbs, liquid CardioVital Plus goes to work quickly to deliver the nutrients your cardiovascular system craves.  The unique combination of nutrients in this product makes it easy for you to get the best, all in one easy to take formula.

Cayenne benefits

May 25th, 2010 by Biowell 1 comment »

Used in cooking for centuries, cayenne pepper is a hot and spicy addition to many dishes. It not only adds flavor and heat, but can also provide amazing health benefits. Cayenne pepper is one of the most potent herbs used in today’s natural health industry. People swear by it to take care of many ailments including heart concerns, detoxification, bleeding, migraines and even hemorrhoids…just to name a few. Since there are so many uses, today we are going to focus on cayenne pepper and its benefits for overall heart health.

When ingested, cayenne pepper has a remarkable impact on the circulatory system. It has anti-inflammatory properties from Capsaicin. This substance gets the body’s blood flowing, helping it to reach all areas including the heart.  This increase in blood flow helps the body clear out toxins, allowing the blood to reach even blocked areas.

In addition to adding it to your food, you can also take cayenne in pill, powder or liquid form. The most effective way to take cayenne is in liquid form. It will enter the blood stream more quickly and the effects of taking it can be felt instantaneously. A little caution must be taken when using cayenne though. Since it is a fiery hot substance, there can be some mouth burn when you first take it and if taking too much at a time, it may upset your stomach. Cayenne provides the heart with such astonishing benefits it is worth considering in your nutritional regimen.

Stay tuned next week when we discuss liquid CardioVital Plus, with cayenne, for your heart health.

When pain gets to be a real PAIN…

April 16th, 2010 by Biowell No comments »

Have you ever thought about how subjective the word pain is? Every one of us has a different tolerance for it and therefore, each person has a unique experience. Muscle pulls, pinched nerves, sore limbs from overexertion, and irritation from repetitive motion can be much more then just an annoyance. And, when pain is chronic it can affect so many aspects of your life causing a number of complications that can be worse then the pain itself. Many times an over the counter analgesic can provide some relief, but stomach upset and the thought of taking pills can be enough of a turnoff to just hope for it to go away.

In today’s ‘quick fix’ world we expect fast results with little or no risk. When pain arises, for any reason, we want to get rid of it and move on with our lives. When we developed Maxxima, it was those thoughts that helped us with our formulation. Fast relief, little or no risk, multiple uses, and a topical application to eliminate the danger of stomach upset are some of the key components of Maxxima.

As a topical analgesic, Maxxima penetrates the skin and eases the inflammation along with the associated pain. Just rub it in and feel how quickly it goes to work. Pain from necks, shoulders, backs, elbows, knees, feet, legs, even headaches are no match for the natural ingredients in Maxxima. Whether you simply slept wrong or have been dealing with a chronic ache Maxxima is there to help you feel better.

And, with Biowell Natural Health’s unlimited-time money back guarantee you have the opportunity to try it for yourself …risk free. Use it as long as you like, if you are not satisfied simply send back the empty bottles and your purchase price will be returned.