A new anti-ageing supplement is derived from a simple mushroom. Lions Mane as the name suggests is a hairy white bearded mushroom from an Asian background that has been used for centuries by Buddhist Monks as an aid to concentration and meditation. Its Latin name is Hericium Erinaceus, other names include Yamabushitake in Japan and Bearded Tooth Fungus from the Chinese.
It is said to aid nerve regeneration, especially in the brain and increase NGF or Nerve Growth Factor. It supports the immune system, has antioxidant properties, helps against Parkinson’s, Stroke Muscle Spasms, Anxiety, Depression, and Cramps. It contains certain compounds that regenerate the Myelin in the brain, something that a decrease of increases your chances of MS and Alzheimer’s onset, as its action is against the formation of amyloid plaque which is seen in Alzheimer’s sufferers.
Although this would seem good enough for a simple fungus, its benefits go way beyond this as it increases our fat metabolism, reducing triglycerides and has an anti-cancer cell action.
I’ll just add one more thing – it’s delicious as well. Other mushrooms with great health benefits include The Reishi or immortality mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Hime-matsutake, Chaga, Cordyceps Sinensis, Shitake, and Lingzhi. All can be obtained dried, fresh, or in capsule form. Why not try a Chicken and Mushroom clear broth this winter?
As we age our bodies need extra to cope with the daily stress. The bones need Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin D & K2 along with B12 for the spine and nerves and Strontium, a mineral found in lettuce and a few other leafy veggies.
Hearing can be helped with Folic Acid. The prostate with Cranberry juice and Saw Palmetto. Eyes need Vitamin C, E, and Beta-carotene, Zinc, Glutathione, Selenium, Bilberry and Pycnogenol, which is great for many other conditions as well.
Foods to help keep you younger lots and lots of leafy greens, the magic sweet potato, wild salmon, Lycopene-rich foods e.g red peppers, pink grapefruit, watermelon, and tomato. Collagen-rich foods help keep the skin youthful in appearance. Olive Oil with everything, poultry twice a week, a glass of red wine a day, beans twice a week, nuts 5 serves a week. Berries of any sort twice a week and veggies all the time are the key components for a blushing youthfulness.
Keep Healthy, Be Strong.
Men and women are spiritual beings. Our awareness of this is paramount to accessing realms of divine intelligence. The universe is full of energy and knowledge and we can receive that energy freely and consciously if we so desire. The ancient Mysteries of Eleusis were practiced for thousands of years, and it is this practice that today’s Masonic traditions have evolved.
Symbols were developed to talk about inner development without speaking. The spiritual awakening evoked with a little language and inner initiation. A divine teaching for men and women, co-Masonry is a way to find order out of chaos in the modern world using the ways of the Ancients.
The endocrine system is the chemical storehouse of hormones that passes them throughout our system. Hormones target cells and create change in our cells, they can also create changes in the surrounding tissue.
The endocrine system makes us grow, digest, repair, balances our insides and is responsible for reproduction. It is a system that keeps everything at just the right level.
The endocrine system includes the pituitary gland, the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries, testes and others. From this you can see how important the endocrine system is on a physical level. On a spiritual level the glands above roughly translate in regions to the Chakra system of yoga and the flow of the Chi system in Chinese Taoist practise.
The Rosicrucian Order Amorc has a new book on the physical and psychic functions of the endocrine system go to https://www.amorc.org.au/ for this vital book on the workings of this majestic system.
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Ageing unfortunately has its problems, some are quite embarrassing but thankfully we have solutions or care & help for most of them. Spilling food can be a problem in ageing adults, so wearing the right protection can mean the difference between an embarrassing moment & being completely confident in all surroundings Spillwear by the Caring Factor has all Australian designed adult bibs for our ageing population. Lightweight & featuring a resin zipper, they are crush resistant. The Caring Factor is an NDIS provider go to http://www.thecaringfactor.com/
Baptist Care have home care, that as an individual you design. Anything from domestic assistance, help with the garden, respite care or ongoing daily carers, they can help you develop a schedule of care around the ones you love, go to https://baptistcare.org.au/
And if you want to take out the hassle & inconvenience out of cutting your toenails. The Toenail People will remove this difficult task if necessary. They will also cut your finger nails if required & they will come to your home at your convenience. For further details www.thetoenailpeople.com.au
As we age, some simple tasks become harder, bending and picking up more difficult. Weight of objects seems to increase. Country Care Group has come up with some ingenious ways to simplify those difficult tasks. The One Touch Jar Can and Bottle Opener can open most cans. It fits over the lid and opens at the touch of a button, a must for those a little weak in the hand and wrist. The One Touch Twizoff Automatic Bottle Opener opens cans & plastic screw tops Perfect for seniors.
They have a non-weight bearing kettle that pours water safety and precisely ever time. Great innovative products can be found at www.countrycaregroup.com.au
You may find yourself needing the help of a walker to get about. Well some of them look just plain dull. Not anymore! You can spruce your walker out with a Wheelie Walker seat and Backrest Cover from Busted Bling, they have heaps of wild designs to choose from, stand out from the crowd go to http://www.bustedbling.com.au/ for more details.
Ears are important for hearing, hearing is important for normal life and ease in social situations, Hearing hub has a 4 week trial of their latest hearing aid, you can try then buy go to www.hearinghub.com.au for more details.
CPAP Direct are the go- to people for all snoring equipment, respiratory aids, and therapy devices. Their ResMed Air Mini is the world’s smallest CPAP machine, it fits into the palms of your hands. Take it anywhere you go, its brand new and so useful, a must have for today’s people on the move, a mobile marvel. They have massive savings on Potable Oxygen concentrators go to www.cpap.com.au for all details.
Advancing age doesn’t have to be a drag. Look around and enjoy every day, it been a good journey so far and it only gets better because it’s just a privilege being yourself here and now on a planet of possibilities and everyday chance enjoy the now, it’s what we have.