Lessons with weight loss, individualized nutrition, health tips and blood tests

Chew your food well

Amylase enzymes are also made by the pancreas and salivary glands. They help break down carbs so that they are easily absorbed by the body. That’s why it’s often recommended to chew food thoroughly before swallowing, as amylase enzymes in saliva help break down carbs for easier digestion and absorption. As we age, we need digestive enzymes. One person with pancreatic cancer, used digestive enzymes powder in large doses.

Fiber up

Fiber in whole foods encapsulates fat and sugar out of our bodies.

Exercise

Oxygenate your cells with movement, exercise and activities that make you happy.

Be with nature

Nature is our healer, use its plants, breath its fresh air and commune with nature always.

Take supplements with whole foods, every other day

If our diet are not filled with whole foods and based on your blood tests and symptoms, you make talk to you doctor and nutritionist about supplementation.  An individualized nutritional supplementation involves your feedback, your diet history, your health history and aches and pain. Email motherhealth@gmail.com to find out what others did in same situation like yours.

Blood tests

Get regular blood tests. My mom’s liver cancer showed with elevated liver enzymes 5 years ago but her doctor disregarded it. She died at 83 with liver cancer.

Cancer can be creepy, always painful and too late to know

My parents lung and liver cancer was detected in last stage. We cannot do any holistic approach. I mentioned to my mom that our bodies are expiring but our spirits live forever.  Cancer signs shows up in our skin, eyes, chronic (cough, back/shoulder pain, etc).

Natural remedies, mouth wash, etc

Baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar, apple at night, massage, oils, ginger and other healing ways are very important in maintaining good health. Discover their uses. Know what can help your body, who is the doctor/specialist who can best help you and be not a guinea pig but be a participant in your healthcare.

Lessons with my weight loss journey at 50 yrs of age

At 50+ years of age, I am more susceptible to clogged arteries and poor metabolism with liver and other organs needing detox regularly.  I have been boiling ginger and lemon with guava leaves and spearmint, eating sour fruits (tamarind, grapefruit, all kinds of lime/calamansi, guava, pineapple, papaya) and bitter greens (bitter melon leaves and fruit).  I have difficulty breathing when hiking due to excess 20 lbs in my weight.  At times, I lose 4 lbs a week and then it is back when I don’t get adequate sleep. Even moderate cardio like walking and dancing can help me lose weight. I weigh myself often since I need to see the results to measure my weight and calorie intake and be motivated in my weight loss journey.

Skin care

In my bath, I add EPSOM salt, sea salt, lemon, left over tea bags, red wine, rosemary leaves, lavender, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and use various massage oils. Coconut oil is my favorite. I take zinc and calcium with magnesium at night. I always drink 24/7, even at night to protect my heart. I make sure to apply sunscreen on my face when going to the beach once a week. I go for foot/body massage once a week too. I don’t drink milk or over eat on cheese. In the refrigerator, I now throw away left overs (more than 2 days old).

Save on health care costs

With the above information and the ebook I am releasing this month, we can save on health care cost in a preventive way.


Try to eat as much fresh home cooked food as possible. Cook smaller portions so that you don’t have to store leftovers. When shopping for food buy in small bulk, this way you do not waste food. When you get home from the store, verify that your refrigerator settings are set appropriately so that your vegetables and other food do not perish. Take a little time to organize your refrigerator by food group this way it will be easier to locate food when you need it, you will always know what foods you already have and avoid buying more of the same next time you go to the grocery store. Cheers, Laura

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