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During the vacations, usually people go out to eat something with friends. Barbecues are everywhere and why not drinking a cold beer or even the famous cheese and wine meetings. Well after all of that we use to gain some pounds.  Here you will find some hints of how to lose the extra weight after realizing the great life.

To lose weight, you don’t want to rush with quick diets or fasting or “fake breakfast” methods. It may be the most popular choice, but it is not the most effective.

The Spanish clinic slimming Adelgar, expert on individual treatments according to sex, age and personal characteristics, presents some guidelines for losing weight.

1. Increase the amount of water you drink in order to facilitate the expulsion of toxins by the kidneys (between 1.5 and 2 litres a day). Light refreshments or without sugar are also a good option to continue enjoying the terraces at the end of the summer without an extra contribution of calories.

2 Perform five daily intakes: di not skip breakfast, lunch, lunch, snack and dinner.

3 Care for the consumption of alcohol, animal fats, animal proteins, sugars, refined flours, processed foods and dairy.

4. The consumption of fruits and vegetables by their high water content and their photochemical properties increases the production of urine and favors kidney function, which helps to cleanse the body. Strawberries, cucumber, melon, artichoke, Caigua, asparagus and pineapple are very diuretic foods that help in this mission. Lettuce, on the other hand, is discouraged for people who are prone to have gas or swelling of abdomen, although it also has a diuretic effect.

5 Limit consumption of salt, as well as foods rich in it, such as sausages, canned, smoked or prepared soups.

6 Bet on vegetable like beans, tofu, seitan, or quinoa protein, for example.

7 Calm the hunger between meals with infusions of diuretic such as green tea or ponytail. Thistle and boldo are good choices for detoxing because they favor the function of the liver and gallbladder, bodies which we must debug to lose weight.

8. Keep daily physical activity such as walking, yoga.

9. Stabilize the results achieved with firming treatments, enriched tissue flaccid to giving them more firmness and elasticity.

10 Use treatments such as cryotherapy and the lipoterapia to get rid of the fat that we cannot lose with diet or exercise. With these methods the thermoregulatory system working and removed the cells that store energy in the form of fat.

Do you remember the famous couple of the movie « Grease » formed by Danny (John Travolta) and the sweet laidy Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) ? Well, during the 90’s, at the age of 43 the lovely Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. During this tough battle she decided to follow a strict macrobiotic diet.

Today, she has a healthy life although she prefers eating uncooked food and a diet that she calls « Herbiage » that is basically a lot salad and vegetables, proteins and she includes the famous peruvian Camu-Camu in her diet.

Olivia is very involved in helping people fighting against Cancer and she has also published a cookbook called « Livwise » where she uses not only Camu Camu but also Maca.

You can listen her interview made during the BBC program the Woman’s Hour in 2012 where she talked about her experience during her illness and and how she overcame that dificult moment.

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As scientific studies are carried out and the results come to light, in medical circles becomes more and more popular to refer to Maca as a natural replacement for the already famous pill from the Labs pharmaceutical Pfizer – Viagra ®. Unlike any chemical product with a tendency to have contraindications and side effects, and therefore not can be prescribed indiscriminately, in addition to its effects are for a short period of time, the Peruvian Maca Root – is a completely natural product without any contraindication known throughout more than 40 years of scientific and clinical research manager and/or under the direct supervision of its discoverer Dr. Gloria Chacón de Popovici; the effects of taking Maca regularly, for example, two teaspoons daily diluted in juice, milk, etc. as a food supplement, are durable and permanent.

Maca, also known as the Ginseng of the Andes and the Viagra of the Incas, for its aphrodisiac attributes, acts directly on the flow blood, which translates directly into an invigorating action of the pelvic area of men and women to increase sexual potency. The permanent action of Maca makes sexual appetite keep stimulating the libido and desire.

People often call Maca: Peruvian Ginseng or Viagra Natural. To avoid the mistakes we have made a list of differences between Maca and Viagra:

Maca Viagra Maca works both in men and women Maca works long-term Maca increases vitality and energy levels Maca is 100% natural and organic Maca has an overall beneficial effect on the body Viagra is only applicable in males Viagra has immediate effects but short term Viagra doesnt’t make any improvement over the levels of vitality and energy Viagra is a chemical Viagra does not have an overall beneficial effect on the body


The human body is the expression of the most finished creation. However not all people are aware about the functionality and the beauty of the human body. A well developed body shows all the beauty that the nature can do to human beings, but more beyond this aesthetic expression shows a state of optimum health and a high spiritual state. The origin of the bodybuilding is lost in time, we can see it in ancient sculptures, paintings and prints of almost all cultures, different forms of physical expression. Today, the practice of this sport has reached to limits that we have never seen before. Athletes, both men and women, have come to shape their bodies according to the highest standards. However the use of some chemical agents set out important risks to health, going against one of the fundamental principles of this discipline. They include the anabolic steroids. They are happily being known that natural supplements can successfully replace artificial products. The consumption of Peruvian Maca (Lepidium Peruvianun) in conjunction with creatine, provides effectiveness for increasing muscle mass, but without the undesirable effects of the anabolic steroids. The Original Peruvian Maca also has extraordinarily beneficial effects on general health status, increasing alertness, improving concentration and memory. In the significant reduction of stress, at a time of increasing vigor, resistance to fatigue and energy, favoring an excellent state of mood. Therefore, the consumption of Maca in athletes with high nutritional requirement is highly recommended. Maca contains 31 minerals plus vitamins and high-quality protein, but the complex phytochemical compounds are that make it so effective for improving performance in sports. Maca contains various compounds such as Glucosinolates, Terpenoids, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, fatty acids, sterols, etc. Although the benefit of Maca begins with the consumption of 1 gram daily, recommended that the consumption of Maca for bodybuilders physicist is between 1 and 4 tablespoons daily, i.e. every person between 15 and 60 grams per day, according to consider more suitable in their particular case.

Recommended use: one teaspoon once a day for children and teens one tablespoon twice a day for adults or 2-3 capsules 2-3 times a day


Peruvian Maca and the Immune System.- Peruvian Maca has the highest concentration of calcium than any other plant of its kind. This is a powerful restorative tonic for anaemic and convalescent people of diseases that require the formation of red blood cells; good also for menopause and menopause.

Maca also contains Zinc which helps the oxygenation of tissues. It also contributes to the normal development of the hair, therefore its deficiency may cause the tendency to alopecia or baldness or disorders in the appearance and vitality of the scalp.

It has been discovered that Maca contains more protein than any other Root. Its content of phosphorus, iron, iodine and calcium is also abundant. Iodine, as it is known, is a great tonic of endocrine glands, especially the thyroid. Calcium and phosphorus to help the growth of the human body and bone formation; It also has abundant carbohydrates that humans used for maintenance and replacement of power.

Maca and the Immune system


Blood: Erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets are suspended in a liquid yellow, watery, called plasma, which is the mass of blood. Plasma also contains blood, sugar, fat, and vitamins, along with salts of calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. A six or seven percent of the plasma is made up of proteins, among them are the gamma globulin, associated with the immunity of the body against infectious diseases, and fibrin, without which blood can not clot. In 1994, Dr. Virginia Garro, expressed in his national journal which studies the properties of Maca for more than 20 years, that the analysis made by her and other scientists in other parts of the world was determined that one of the properties of Maca is the strengthen the immune system. Maca could help in healing of AIDS says: it has been shown that high content of iron strengthens cancer patients, its alkaloids Act on the central nervous system to produce energy in people who consume it, that this is notable in the treatment of elderly. Therefore it is likely that associated with other components science can be used it to treat patients with AIDS.


Menopause is a natural transition that occurs when estrogen production drops below a certain level and therefore stops ovulation and women no longer have the rule. The decrease in the production of estrogen actually occurs since the age of 35 years. When estrogen levels fall, the woman undergoes the following changes:

The blood vessels are weakened The liver does not receive impulses to make good the bad cholesterol. The density of bones begins to fall at a rate of 1-3% per year. Serotonin (the brain neurotransmitters) , which contributes to the relaxation and sleep is affected.

In consequence; These changes associated with menopause can become health problems such as:

high cholesterol, high blood pressure, damage to the bones, pains in the joints and osteoporosis. vaginal and dryness in skin, sweats, hot flashes of heat and emotional disorders such as sudden changes in smoke. increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer…



The fundamental problem of the menopause is a hormonal imbalance; moreover, the same aging process is caused largely by the drop hormone levels. Conventional medicine is often applied “hormone replacement (HRT) treatments“, in order to somehow compensate the lack of those female hormones and alleviate the symptoms of this stage. However, there are many risks associeted with that:  heart attacks, breast cancer or even dementia, among other diseases.

In addition of being expensive treatments; the inclusion of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone can indicate to the main glands of the body (the hypothalamus and the pituitary) which hormones should be produced less internally (because it has an external source), permanently damaging the natural capacity to produce these hormones, and creating a dependency on these external hormones. For these reasons many women feel frightened and who do not want to continue with this therapy.


Rejuvenation of the endocrine system naturally:

Indeed according to many prominent researchers,

Dr. Gabriel Cousens (Arizona USA) says: “whenever possible, I prefer to use a treatment with Maca Root before some hormone replacement therapy because this type of therapy (HTR) affect body glands ability ability of producing those hormones naturally. Maca has proven to be an effective treatment in patients stage of menopause; eliminating hot flashes of heat and depressions and increasing energy levels naturally. Finding the proper dosage, sometimes I have started treatment with a half teaspoon of maca powder or 3 capsules daily. In some cases I have increased the dose to a teaspoon or six capsules a day for maximum effectiveness”.


Benefits of MACA before, during and after menopause

The surprising thing about Maca Root is the fact that it contains natural substances that stimulate the “pituitary and the hypothalamus“. These glands, in turn, activate the ovaries, adrenals, testes, thyroid and pancreas to return them to a healthy functioning, as well as produce a normal number of hormones. This has been demonstrated with sex hormones by salivary hormone tests. In addition, a number of people taking thyroid medications have realized that they can stop taking or reduce the use of thyroid hormone.

During perimenopause (symptoms that lead to the last menstrual period), the consumption of maca from this stage helps in the hormonal balance which is unbalanced at this stage. For example if the estrogen is the dominant, maca will increase levels of progesterone hormones to find a point of balance. In addition consumption of maca at this stage helps the endocrine system to be healthy; what contributes to ease the effects of menopause.

During menopause: MACA prevents the emergence of flashes of heat, caused by hormonal imbalances; the mood swings are also reduced thanks to a treatment with this Andean tuber. Many doctors are already prescribing maca to treat “chronic fatigue syndrome”, adrenal fatigue, and to restore the energy and vigour of the elderly.

During post-menopausal: at this stage the maca helps to increase hormone levels to a State post-menopausal healthier; In addition to preventing osteoporosis (thanks to its large quantity of calcium), very common in the post-menopausal. To this respect tells Stephanie Smith “a patient who had been taking maca for more than one year had a series of studies of density in the skeletal system and showed an increase in the density of the column”.

No product is effective for all women, but in the majority of cases, maca works very well.


26 The menopausal symptoms that you can alleviate with help of the Peruvian Maca Root Hot flashes, sweating attacks Palpitations Irritability Mood swings, crying spells Sleep disturbances Irregular rules Low libido, lack of sexual desire Vaginal dryness Sudden fatigue Anguish Pessimism, depression Concentration problems Loss of memory Incontinence to sneeze or laugh Dry and red skin Pains in muscles, tendons and joints Increased muscle tension Painful or tender breasts

Gastrointestinal problems:

Indigestion, flatulence Increase in allergies Sudden weight gain Hair loss Tingling in the extremities Bleeding gums Osteoporosis