Category Archives: Lifestyle

Activating Stem Cells with Intermittent Fasting!

Intermittent fasting is a great way to trigger stem cell activation.
There are many studies showing how fasting for up to 3 days may reduce inflammation and boost the immune system by increasing white blood cell count.*
Prolonged fasts have also been shown to regulate stem cell populations independently of chemotherapy, helped to reverse senescence, and impact regeneration.
Fasting may also reduce damage in bone marrow stem cells and protect against chemotoxicity.

* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4509734/

Can Activating Stem Cells Save You from Migraines?

Everyone’s migraine experience is different, but one thing that is common is that nobody ever wants to have one. Pain and migraine symptoms can last from 4 – 72 hours during a migraine episode, and seriously impact many sufferers’ ability to function at work, in social situations, in their day to day lives.

Migraines can be brought on by numerous situations and some people report migraines starting as a result of stimuli like bright lights, smells, or loud noises. All of these triggers excite the trigeminal nerve, one of the main nerves of the face. This nerve is responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. When the brain cells become stimulated by a migraine trigger factor, it causes the trigeminal nerve to become inflamed. This causes swelling of the blood vessels and causes severe pain in the face, jaw, head, or neck.

 

Some patients use over the counter drugs to try and combat the pain, while chronic sufferers often use prescription migraine medications. Unfortunately, these medications may actually increase the frequency of migraines if used too frequently over long periods.

In a therapy called SVF, stem cells are used to treat trigeminal nerve inflammation and thus, reduce migraine pain. If they can be activated, stem cells work to combat inflammation of the trigeminal nerve.

Our new patch, the X39, launching in January 2019, has the power to elevate a peptide known to activate stem cells. We have already received in a testimonial from a person that was able to rapidly relieve a migraine headache with the X39.  This is anecdotal of course, but we look forward to studying this further.

Can Stem Cells Really Fight Aging?

We all want to fight the battle against aging but lathering ourselves in lotions and potions isn’t enough to combat the inevitable. What if we could fight the aging process from the inside out without creams or surgery?!

As we age, we lose elasticity in our skin, making wrinkles more visible as time goes by. The fresh, youthful look starts to fade and as much as we want it to slow down or stop, most people give up and think there is nothing that can be done… until now!

Did you know that Stem Cells have a powerful effect on aging? These cells have the ability to duplicate and repair the collagen in our skin – helping to reduce wrinkles and skin elasticity over time.

We’ve developed a patch which has the ability to elevate a peptide known to activate stem cells. The aging process may have met it’s match!

Study into intermittent fasting suggests weight loss benefits

One of the first studies into the effects of a 16:8 fasting diet on obese subjects has found it is effective in helping lose weight.

Published in the Journal of Nutrition and Healthy Aging, new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has examined a form of time-restricted eating known as the 16:8 diet and the small study has found it could indeed be an effective form of weight loss. This 16:8 method is essentially what we use in our WinFit Body Shaping System.

The subjects in the study were not given controlled diets but rather told to continue eating as normal but to limit their food intake to between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm. After 12 weeks the results interestingly showed that the 16:8 group seemed to instinctively have reduced their overall daily caloric intake by about 300 calories. Their overall body weight had also dropped by around three percent, compared to the historical control group.

More research is needed, but the preliminary evidence is certainly promising.

We have always promoted our WinFit Body Shaping system as a healthy way to reduce body fat, increase muscle tone and enhance overall wellness.   Now here is more scientific evidence as to why intermittent fasting is good for everyone.

Is Sleep Better Than A Pay Rise?

A survey carried out by the Oxford Economics and National Centre for Social Research has found that gaining enough sleep is the key for living well. The study showed that income has little effect on how well people felt, with a mere 50% pay rise elevating the wellbeing rate by just half a percent!

For the average individual, an improvement in sleep is equivalent to a pay rise up to four times. The researchers asked over 8000 people about different areas of their lives including how situations affected them and how they behaved as a result. This is a continuous study and subjects will be interviewed every 6 months, enabling the researchers to track the effects of different lifestyles.

Silent Nights is a proven method for increasing both the length by 66% and enhancing quality of sleep.