Arthritis Controlled My Life Till Pycnogenol Took Over – A Review of Pycnogenol

When I was 23 years old, I caught a baseball on the tip of my right index finger. The first knuckle was split. The doctor wanted to take the finger off because he said it would develop arthritis and cause it to spread all over my body. I refused because I use the finger in typing. My right index finger had given me problems from the day it was broken, but when I turned 58, all hell broke loose in my body. My lower back became extremely painful, the finger was greatly swollen and very painful and my right shoulder was almost frozen in pain.
To add fuel to the fire, I developed infections in various parts of my body. Medications would get an infection under control for a week or two and the infection would return. My health was rapidly deteriorating even though I had been on an excellent nutrition supplementation program for years. I was sure it wouldn’t be long before I was either paralyzed with pain and immobile joints or between the arthritis and infections, I would die.
A friend came to my rescue when she urged me to use a particular formulation of pycnogenol. I didn’t believe anything she had could help since the doctors were not able to get rid of my problems, but I didn’t want to disappoint her and gave the product a try. It took about a month for me so see real improvement, but my lower back pain was gone, the infections were gone and my finger only had a small amount of swelling which had been there since the accident. It took two more months before the shoulder was not painful enough to complain. But, it too eventually became completely pain-free.
I have shared my story with a number of people and all that began using the special blend of pycnogenol I use and stuck with it for a minimum of three months were all helped. Some people expected overnight miracles, and they happen on occasion, but not often. Many of those people stopped using pycnogenol. It took them years to get into their bad health condition but expected the problems to go away overnight. Drugs cover symptoms and can do it overnight. Nutrition works on the cause and has to do repair over time.
A man who eats at the Senior Citizen’s Center and sits at the same table as I use somehow found out I was using pycnogenol and asked about it. I gave him the information and he began using it cautiously, not immediately going to the recommended usage. To my surprise his blood pressure (which is why he wanted to try it) immediately reacted positively and he is a very happy man. He still has a lot of problems to overcome, but is on this way.
The suggested daily usage of pycnogenol is one milligram per one pound of body weight. You should start with a small amount and work your way up because it cleanses your body of accumulated toxins and the process can be painful. You might even think it is hurting you. Stick it out for a week or two and the problems will disappear. But instead of going through the cleansing trauma, it is better to just start slow and build up to full usage. And expect to use it for your lifetime as I do.…

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan – A Book Review

Title and Author: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Synopsis of Content:
In Defense of Food Michael Pollan has given us the most important book on nutrition in this decade. He strikes back at the deluge of diet books and nutritionalism that has confused Americans now for two generations. He uses science to attack the “science” behind the nutritionalism that has so distorted the American attitude toward food and has left Americans as the most over fed and under nourished in the world.
After poking generous holes in the various theories and diet fads of the past 40+ years Pollan gives us some very decent guidance about what we should be eating and how we should be thinking of food. His fundamental thesis is simple: we should eat food, not too much, and mostly plants. By that he means:
Eat food: the evidence is overwhelming that we should eat food in as natural a state as possible. We should eat whole foods, not processed foods or refined foods. We should eat more like our ancestors of a century or more ago. If you cannot pronounce or do not recognize the ingredients on a package don’t eat it. If there are generally more than five ingredients don’t eat it. If it contains highly processed and refined foods, including grains, sugar and oils, don’t eat it. If your great grandmother would not have recognized it – don’t eat it. Eat everything else. Eat fresh and frozen (but unprocessed) fruits and vegetables. Eat meat that is not processed or filled with hormones, chemicals, etc. There is a bit more to it than that, but that captures the essence of eating “food”.
Not too much: Americans eat on average 700 calories more per day than they did just 50 years ago. We are bigger, fatter, more obese, and have more disease arising from poor nutrition than ever. We have more diabetes, heart disease and cancer from eating junk food. We also have too much fat on our bodies because we exercise too little and eat too much. Portion sizes are too large and our food is more loaded with fats and sweeteners.
Mostly plants: while one does not need to be a vegetarian to eat healthy, the more meat one eats, especially fatty and processed meats, the less healthy we are. Plants provide the healthiest nutrients and the least unnecessary calories for our body if they are fresh and wholesome.
Pollan points out that various ethnic diets, especially in the Mediterranean and Asia are far healthier because they follow these three simple guidelines. The modern American diet, on the other hand, with its processed foods, high fructose corn syrup laden drinks and quickie pizza and burgers is a short road to disease.
Our youth, who have grown up on this diet, and will less exercise than Americans traditionally got, may be the first generation to have a shorter life span than their parents.
Pollan is not a radical. He does not say you have to eat tofu and raw food all day. There are many very healthy, delicious foods that you can and should eat. His indictment is against the highly processed and inadequate foods that dominate our diet today.
This is not the first book to send this message – but Pollan does a very good job as a careful journalist to bring us the facts to support the position he takes. By adhering to the simple guidelines he suggests we can regain health as well as our waistlines. His arguments are compelling as well as reasonable.
Readability/Writing Quality:
This is very well written. He writes in an engaging style and yet provides the footnotes and sources that support his position.
Notes on Author:
Michael Pollan is an accomplished author and journalist and is the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. He writes for NY Times Magazine. He also authored The Omnivore’s Dilemma among others.
Three Great Ideas You Can Use:
1. Eat food that is wholesome, as natural and whole as possible and with as little processing as possible. Stick to the outside of the supermarket, if you must buy food in supermarkets, aiming for in season produce, fresh unprocessed meats and dairy with as little processing as possible. Avoid artificial ingredients and “convenience foods”.
2. Make sure to get exercise every day.
3. Eat slowly and intentionally, and only eat until you are full or nearly full. Reduce the size of portions that are all too common in the Western diet today.
Publication Information:
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
(c)2008 by Michael Pollan. Published by Penguin Books. 205 pages not including Sources and Index.
Rating for this Book:
Overall Rating: Excellent
Writing Style: Very Good
Application: Very timely; very applicable.
Technical Difficulty: Moderate…

SinRex Review – Getting a Bigger and Harder Penis the Good Way

SinRex pills are a sexual enhancement pill that can do two important things: give the man a bigger and harder penis and promote good health, meaning it can also increase his libido and increase the volume of his ejaculation. Why is that good? Well, it is simple really – if a man is not healthy his libido shoots down faster than a speeding bullet, his erection would not be hard enough and definitely his poor performance in bed would only be bested with a premature ejaculation.
It takes a good healthy body so a man can perform well in the bedroom and have the necessary equipment that should be able to function properly to help assist him in his prowess. Unfortunately, there can be so many factors which could affect the man’s virility and SinRex can help in this aspect. What is good about these pills, according to a lot of satisfied users in the SinRex Penis Pills Reviews, is that this is an all natural pill which have been approved safe to use by the medical professionals. The pills contain all the natural and essential antioxidants that help eliminate toxins from the body naturally and this will have a good effect on the overall health of the man which means his sperm production would increase even if he is beyond forty years old. The vitamins, nutrients and essential amino acids all promote the good health of the man. These pills will enhance the effectivity of the penis enlargement process which will only work well if the body is healthy.
Now, there are diseases which can cause the decrease in both the size of the penis and the sperm production and men who get affected get emotionally insecure through no fault of theirs. There are some who never even heard of SinRex Pills or read the SinRex Pills Reviews and never get the chance to help themselves. Some simply take the easy way out, undergo painful penis enhancement surgeries, others simply give up. With SinRex, not only will their overall health improve considerably, but they could also improve the size and contour of their penis the natural way without the intervention of the scalpel. Once they improve, their performance in bed would improve and their egos would get up with them.…