Amazing benefits of coconut oil!

imageCoconut Oil is one the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits of coconut oil. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding coconut oil for a very long time due to the large amounts of saturated fat. Coconut Oil is known for large amounts of fatty acids which 90% of them are saturated fat. However new data is showing that saturated fats are harmless. Many studies that include hundreds of thousands of people prove that the whole “artery clogging” idea was a myth. Coconut oil doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats like you would find in cheese or steak, they actually contain so-called Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are fatty acids of medium length. These medium length fatty acids are metabolized differently than others, they go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Coconut oil can also increase your energy levels which directly effects weight loss.  One study found that 15-30 grams of MCT’s (which is found in coconut oil) per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5% totaling about 120 calories per day. Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is the 12-carbon Lauric Acid. When coconut oil is enzymatically digested, it also forms a monogyceride called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Another amazing  benefit of coconut oil is the fact that it can actually kill your hunger. Studies have shown that men eating most MCT’s ate 256 fewer calories per day, on average. Another study in 14 healthy men discovered that those who ate the most MCT’s at breakfast ate significantly fewer calories at lunch. Saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL cholesterol to a benign subtype. In one study in 40 women, coconut oil reduced Total and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL compared to soybean oil. There are also rat studies showing that coconut oil reduces triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL and improves blood coagulation factors and antioxidant status. This improvement in cardiovascular risk factors should theoretically lead to a reduced risk of heart disease over the long term. Many people are using coconut oil for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair. Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. The Amazing benefits of coconut oil is endless, this great product can increase your weight loss, improve your health, and also provide protection against hair damage, moisturize skin and function as a sunscreen. Here at HEALTHandMED.com we carry some of the best coconut oil around, ReZealiant Living’s, Living Coconut. To try out this great product visit this product by clicking here!

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Our brand new IonizeMe Elite!

Here at HEALTHandMED.com we are pleased to announce the release of our brand new IonizeMe Elite! This amazing new Ionic Foot Detox machine is a simplified, bulked up version of our great Ionic Foot Detox machine that we sell already. This machine comes with a FIVE YEAR WARRANTY and is so simple, anyone can operate it! This machine comes with two great therapies in one device, Ionic Foot Detox and FAR Infrared Therapy. During foot detox sessions, you can use the FIR belt to relieve muscle aches, increase the cell’s activities and increase blood circulation. FIR belt may also be used independent of the ionic foot detox. Three different intensity levels are available. It also comes with a carrying case to keep that nice professional appearance, prevents damage to the foot bath system and helps to keep your foot detox accessories organized. Unit operates at 110v (users in the UK/Australia will need a Step-Down Transformer to run the unit). Very safe to operate with safety features like a grounded cable, over-current protection, fuse protection, short circuit protection, and over temperature protection. No wrist strap required. Operates at 17 volts and 1.0 – 2.5 amps. The IonizeMe Elite also comes with Free Expert Detox Phone Consultation to maximize your results from detox. Bonnie Rose, CRT is available by phone to help customize a treatment program for your situation or answer questions. Two 30-50 session Arrays, Power Cord Integrated into the machine, step by step instructional DVD produced by HEALTHandMED, step by step operating instructions that make learning to use the foot bath system simple and easy, fourteen page booklet complete with protocols, best practices and background information on ionic foot detox and five year warranty covering defects in material and workmanship on the machine. Check it out by visiting the product here!Unit_On_FULL_FEATURES BACK_FULL_FEATURES

Posted in Ionic Foot Detox, Skin Care.

Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss

Today’s Blog posting is centered around the on-going battle between Detox and Diet. Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss. With the amount of information each and every person receives on a daily basis due to social media, it is quite hard to determine between fact and fiction. Especially when it comes to health and fitness. On a daily basis we troll social media avenues like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to see what will work best for our clients so we can provide the best service possible. During these trolling sessions we run across hundreds and thousands of “do it yourself” bloggers who say they have a great new ways for you to lose weight. Now we hope that our customers are a little too picky about their bodies to take some random bloggers advice as gospel but just to be sure we wanted to write this blog to help you sort through the “fat” no pun intended. To start off lets define the difference between Detox and Diet. “Diet” technically means to restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight. “Detoxify” is defined as changing eating habits in an attempt to remove toxic substances or qualities. The problem is that many of us think of “detox” as a noun, as in to do “a detox” for a few days here and there. We emphasize a “detox” in the verb form, ie detoxing continually, as we also amass toxins constantly. Diets focus on what you are eating and how much you are eating. Common diet’s out there keep you to a certain allotted amount of calories on a daily basis and filter out common foods like meat’s, bread’s, and sugar’s. The problem we have with this type of diet is that it is not sustainable to most. The average person that loses weight on a calorie limiting diet will bounce back up to their prior weight or more due to the strict limitations of food. “I lost 10 lbs in the last two weeks! I think I deserve a candy bar…or 3.” This type of mentality is the problem with diets, and leads to people trying numerous diets written by numerous people that may or may not have the authority or knowledge to design. Another major problem with calorie allotted dieting is the LACK OF FOOD! You may lose 10-20 lbs but your energy levels are down, your skin and nails weaken, hair begins to fall out, and your overall feeling of wellness is plummeted into a dark abyss of malnutrition. Detoxification on the other hand has numerous benefits if you do it CORRECTLY! Detoxing should be a constant plan in your lifestyle to stay healthy and clean yourself of unwanted toxins in your system. On a constant basis we are absorbing toxins into our body that cause numerous health problems and yet the misconception of a detox being a one time thing still exists. The focus should instead be on creating a proper nutrition plan that will crave all the urges you have for every kind of food, creating stability, and sustainability. Antioxidant-rich, fibrous natural foods in your diet will constantly detoxify your body by removing all of those unwanted toxins and chemicals that do not belong in your body. Detoxification is a natural process that your body is constantly doing, it just needs a little aid from you to help it run smoother and faster. Detoxification done properly will help you naturally lose weight with no malnutrition, and will better your general health and wellness much more than your standard diet. When planning on losing weight or starting a diet or detox, remember think of it in terms of length compared to immediate reward. Detox vs Diet-The Ultimate Battle of Weight Loss, who do you think will prevail?

 

 

Posted in Ionic Foot Detox, News, Skin Care, Uncategorized, Vibration Machines.

At Home Microdermabrasion Machine

HealthandMed.com followers do you have unwanted skin damage that you would love to receive treatments on but cannot afford the costly expense? Well we are here to provide you with a At Home remedy to your problems! One of our excellent products that we continue to sell here at HealthandMed.com is our At Home Microdermabrasion Machine. Get rid of that unwanted skin damage in the privacy of your own home with your own personal Microdermabrasion machine. This cost efficient machine will save you money and time while giving you that beautiful glowing skin at a fraction of the cost! Also included to help you better understand your personal Microdermabrasion machine is our one of a kind Instructional DVD. Professional tutorial training on the HEALTHandMED microdermabrasion systems by Master Estheticians from The Skin Institute Esthetics School. Comprehensive Set Up and Troubleshooting included. Learn the skills you need to get the best results from your diamond microdermabrasion system.
Microderabrasion before & after At home Microderm Machine

Posted in Esthetician Equipment, Microdermabrasion, Skin Care.

FIR-Real Portable Sauna Donations/Ginger Roth Update

Here at HealthandMed.com we want to be a part of the change to help others in need! Over the past few years we have asked our customers for help by purchasing our FIR-Real Portable Sauna systems. We then took $15.00 from every sale and donated the money to help our dear friend Ginger Roth. Ginger is a young girl who is suffering from severe Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to all of our HealthandMed.com customers we were able to donate a service dog named Cocoa to help Ginger with the many needs she has day to day. Mark Axelson, Owner of HealthandMed.com had the great privilege to  meet Ginger Roth this past weekend and said that Ginger and Cocoa seemed very happy together and look very cute together(as you can see from the image below). Ginger said that Cocoa helps her with numerous daily tasks that she may struggle with like carrying things that Ginger cannot. Cocoa straps on a special carrying case over his back and away they go! Cocoa also helps Ginger with things like entering buildings with Handicap door openers. So once again HealthandMed.com would like to thank each and every one of our customers that have purchased a FIR-Real Portable Sauna system and made it possible for us to help out someone in need like our good friend Ginger Roth and Cocoa! Best of wishes to all of you and remember STAY HEALTHY! Check out our systems here at http://www.healthandmed.com/c-314-infrared-steam-saunas.aspx
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Posted in Infrared Sauna, News.

Our New Ionic Foot Detox DVD!

We have and continue to work hard to help our customers understand and correctly use their foot baths. This past week we finished creating a DVD showing live video and audio for each machine we sell. This DVD is a step by step guide of how to use your machine, how to troubleshoot it, and how to take care of your machine and arrays. This DVD is FREE with every purchase of a HEALTHandMED ionic detox foot bath system. It is also available for individual purchase here. If you have any other questions please leave them in the comments and we will address them in our next frequently asked questions post.

Our New Instructional DVD walks you through each step of using our ionic foot detox machines from what to bring for your session to filling the basin and adding the salt.

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  • Step by Step of the following systems: FB321, FB401, FB622B, FB621, FB631, FB632, FBPRO, FB802, FB102, FB804 and FB803.
  • In-Depth Troubleshooting
  • Array Cleaning Instructions
Posted in Himalayan Salt Products, Ionic Foot Detox, Skin Care, Uncategorized.

Frequently Asked Questions for Ionic Foot Detox Machines

We often get calls and questions from customers about how to use their Ionic Foot Detox Machines or why their Ionic Foot Bath isn’t working. These troubleshooting questions are usually easy fixes that could be avoided by understanding a few things. Today I thought I’d write a blog post to help users troubleshoot some of those issues. If this article doesn’t cover your questions give us a call (888-649-3650) or click here for more information about Ionic Foot Detox Machines.

My Foot Detox Machine Keeps Beeping At Me And Shutting Off? 

When your machine is continually beeping at you it means you have put too much salt in the water. This excessive salt causes the amperage of the machine to exceed the 2.0 mark. If the machine exceeds 2.5 it will shut itself down. Some machines will say “add water.” So what does this all mean? It simply means that the extra salt in the water is conducting too much electricity.  To avoid this, simply turn your machine on without putting any salt in the water. From there, check the amperage reading on the machine. If it is below 1.3 then go ahead and add one small pinch of salt in between your finger and thumb. Make sure to give the salt and water a few seconds to dissolve before looking at the amperage reading again. Continue this process until you get the machine to the target level of 1.5-2.0. If you have already added too much salt, simply add more water if possible, or dump out the water and start again.

The Machine Isn’t Showing Any Numbers At All?

If the machine isn’t showing any amperage readings at all there could be one of a few problems. The first thing you will want to do is add salt to see if you can get the amperage to raise to a readable level. If adding salt does not fix the problem it is likely your array has reached the end of it’s usage period. Use another array to see if the machine will work properly with a new array. If neither of these two options work double check the instruction to make sure you have the machine on correctly, the power/voltage switch is set to the correct side, the fuse is still good, your wrist strap is on and secure (if your machine uses one), and the mode is set to the recommended setting.

Amperage Is Jumping Around

It is typical for the amperage of a machine to fluctuate in between .1 to .2. However, if your foot detox machine starts jumping by .5 or more this is usually a sign that your array is starting to fail. These large jumps in the amperage readings

HEALTHandMED’s New Ionic Foot Detox DVD

We have and continue to work hard to help our customers understand and correctly use their foot baths. This past week we finished creating a DVD showing live video and audio for each machine we sell. This DVD is a step by step guide of how to use your machine, how to troubleshoot it, and how to take care of your machine and arrays. This DVD is FREE with every purchase of a HEALTHandMED ionic detox foot bath system. It is also available for individual purchase here. If you have any other questions please leave them in the comments and we will address them in our next frequently asked questions post.

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My Favorite New Product – Redmond Clay!

Here at HEALTHandMED.com we have some amazing, life changing products. Often times as I’m testing the product I get to see first hand how amazing they truly are. The below story is an example of this.

My wife Ingrid was recently visiting her friend Jen who had just spent the entire day outside in the yard gardening, while wearing a swimsuit.  The temperature was not too hot (in the 70’s), so Jen didn’t realize that she was “cooking” her skin.  However, by the end of the day she had an excruciatingly painful sunburn.  Ingrid asked what she had applied to the skin to provide relief (both ladies love and use natural healing products).  “Did you try aloe vera,” asked Ingrid.  “Yes,” replied Jen.  “Coconut oil, vinegar, or homemade lotion,” asked Ingrid?  “Yes,” Jen replied to all.  None of these treatments had helped and she was still highly uncomfortable.  Then an idea came to Ingrid.  “What about Redmond Clay,” asked Ingrid?  “No, I haven’t tried that, but I am a little afraid, my skin hurts when it touches anything,” replied Jen.   So they decided to try some Redmond Clay in a small spot.  “Hey, not only does it not hurt, but it actually feels nice and cool.”  So Ingrid proceeded to apply a thick coat of Redmond Clay all over her shoulders and back.  The Redmond Clay soon became warm, almost as if it was drawing the heat out of the skin.  Later on that night, Jen was able to use a shower without pain!

This isn’t a unique story. The amazing properties of this unique clay have a drawing and pulling power. This enables the clay to be used both internally and externally in a variety of ways! You can see those uses here. Some of the most common uses refer to detoxification, skin irritants (rashes, sun burns, stings, bites), and stomach health. Not only this, but the Redmond Clay company has created an entire line of products that expound upon the amazing properties of this unique clay. Please comment or email us to inform us how this clay has helped you!

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Low Back Pain Solution!

About a month ago I was lifting at the gym and hurt my lower back. The back pain had been coming on for a few months, however, this particular day of lifting put it over the edge. Growing up in a family of chiropractors I knew some of the benefits of traction tables, which gently pull the upper and lower body causing your back and spine to stretch. Personally I love using these machines, but they are quite expensive to use on a regular bases. So I decided to try out the Teeter Inversion Table.

This device simply grasps your feet and allows you to tilt backwards stretching out your back! Immediately when I tilted back I could feel enormous amount of pressure being taken off of my lower back. Its hard to explain how great this stretching, relieving effect felt. The better part of the effect is this doesn’t just aid back pain relief, but aids in the healing of the back. Often times as our backs get compressed and pinched, the circulation stops flowing to these areas and relief can never be found. By stretching the spine and allowing fluids to enter into these areas, the body will begin healing and regenerating these damaged tissues. This means that prolonged use of a Teeter Inversion or traction tables will allow for long term healing and relief, as well as, short term pain relief.

On top of this, after I used the Teeter Inversion Table I walked over and got on our Professional Vibration Machine to try to loosen up my back where it was pinching. This was the icing on the cake! After the stretching, decompression effects of the Inversion Table, the Vibration Machine shook up my lower back and allowed it to slip back into its proper alignment. Keep in mind that there are a variety of ways to use the vibration machine, which enable you to focus movement on specific areas of the body. I focused on stretching the lower back by leaning on the handle bars while holding my legs straight, getting on my knees while resting my forearms on the plate, and sitting my butt on the plate while leaning forward to touch my toes. These three simple movements allowed the machine  to focus on my lower back and cause amazing pain relief!

This blog post highlights the benefits the devices posed for me, but the awesome thing about these items is that there are many more uses! The Vibration Machines we offer at HEALTHandMED.com create a variety of opportunities for healing and exercise to all users. If you have specific questions about what these machines can do for you, please comment below and we will be sure to respond! Thanks for reading and be healthy!

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Posted in Vibration Machines.

Benefits of Infrared Saunas

You may wonder what is so special about Far Infrared Heat. Is it a natural health item? What health benefits does it pose for me?

Infrared is an extremely natural heat source that is emitted by the sun! It is what causes plants to grow and the world to function accordingly. This energy can enter our bodies and heat it from within. Due to these penetrating properties, this particular heat source enables deeper healing and detoxification. As the heat pierces the body and muscles it increases blood circulation and metobolic rates. This increase enables the body to heal faster and more efficiently.

Take into consideration when you get sick or your body is trying to rid itself of illness, the bodies first reaction is to raise the bodies temperature in the form of a fever. Fevers are a way of healing and detoxing the body of impurities. Far Infrared Heat could be compared to giving your body a fever so it doesn’t have to take all the energy to do so itself. Not only that, but it enables your body to heal and purify itself to a level beyond what you’ve experienced before! Individuals often use infrared heat to combat and beat illnesses such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and heavy metal poisoning.

Beyond healing from illnesses , using Far Infrared Saunas is an effective way to lose weight. As mentioned before the heat source enters the body to increase the circulation, but also increases metabolic rates. This means an increase in calories burned! Some compare the amount of calories burned to that of a workout at a gym!

If you need help healing, detoxifying or losing weight Infrared Saunas are a great place to start. We specifically carry our own brand of Fir-Real Saunas to help guarantee quality and support of our products. Any Fir-Real Sauna purchased through HEALTHandMED.com come with an exclusive 1 year warranty to insure your satisfaction.

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