The kidneys are bean-shaped organs located near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys detoxify by filtering the blood, removing excess water and water soluble toxins which are then passed out in the urine.
Kidneys maintain electrolyte balance by regulating the amount of sodium, chloride, sulfate, phosphate, and hydrogen
substances in our body. It is important to drink enough water so that impurities are sufficiently passed out.
Dark colour and smelly urine may be indicated that a person is not drinking enough water. Having unhealthy diet and lifestyle, medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having kidney disease. The followings are the common kidney diseases:
may cause extreme pain in the back or at the side of the body. Other symptoms may include fever and chills,
vomit and the production of bloody, smelly and cloudy urine.
Chronic kidney disease (CkD)
prefers to gradual loss of kidney function which may lead to permanent kidney failure and increase the risk of having stroke or heart attack. Most people do not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced. The symptoms may include hands or feet swelling, fatigue, itchy or numb skin, muscle cramps and poor appetite, nausea and vomiting.
is kidney infection usually caused by bacteria ( Candida) that have traveled to the kidney from the bladder. The
symptoms may include lower side and mid-back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, shivering and painful
• Control medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood
pressure which are leading causes of kidney disease.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY KIDNEYS
• Drink at least eight glasses a day. Healthy kidneys need lots of water to “cleanse” them of impurities and of metabolic
• Reduce salty foods such as canned foods, fast foods and added sauces which increase kidney’s burden in excretion.
• Reduce alcohol intake as it can reduce the kidneys’ function.
• Don’t control your urge to urinate.
• Having a balanced diet is vital for kidney health.
• Control medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure which are leading causes of kidney disease.
FOREVER HELPFUL PRODUCTS FOR KIDNEY HEALTH
Forever Lycium Plus
- Contains two Chinese herbs, Lycium and Licorice, which are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
- Other than being used by Chinese for centuries to tonify kidneys, Lycium was also used to nourish the liver, brighten the eyes, and moisten the lungs.
Forever Bee Pollen
- Bee pollen, a highly nutritious food, is often described as nature’s complete food.
- Contains the complete spectrum of 22 amino acid, B complexes and other vitamin, active enzymes, minerals and
- Rich in vitamin B complexes which help to maintain healthy kidneys.
Forever Bee Propolis
- Bee Propolis helps to stimulate the body to fight against bacteria and virus through increased production of the body’s natural immune factor.
- Bee Propolis has natural anti-inflammation properties which can help to reduce kidney infection.
- As with our other bee products that are sourced from the Sonoran high desert in Arizona, which is home to thousands of variety of flowering plants with almost non-existent air pollution, our Propolis enjoys the same advantage.
A combination of healthy diet, healthy lifestyle plus helpful nutritional supplements is vital in maintaining your overall
Aloe Berry Nectar
-Aloe Berry Nectar contains all of the goodness found in our Aloe Vera Gel, plus the added benefits of cranberry and apple.
-Besides their reputation as a cleanser for the urinary tract, cranberries provide a high content of vitamin C. They are also a natural source of healthful proanthocyanidins. Apple juice contains many flavonoids as well as pectin.
You can drink Aloe Berry Nectar with meals or alone. The delicious flavor is totally natural, prepared from a blend of fresh cranberries and sweet, mellow apples. Fructose (a natural fruit sugar) sweetens it just enough to please both adults and children alike.
When you’re stressed out or feeling down, it’s amazing what a cup of tea can do. Aloe blossom Herbal Tea, seasoned with just the right touch of aloe blossoms, and other finest herbs gives you a warm, fruity flavor with ginger and zesty orange peel or a soothing and refreshing feeling.
A cup before bedtime relaxes a stressed mind and body and promotes sleep.
Naturally low in calorie and caffeine free makes it an ideal fit for a nutritional lifestyle that is essential for healthy living. Along with exercise and healthy diet, Aloe blossom Herbal Tea makes a great companion tool for our weight management program.
WHAT’S IN ALOE BLOSSOM HERBAL TEA?
Cinnamon, a common kitchen spice, has fat-burning properties. It can aid in weight management and can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Allspice and Ginger have tonic effects and can help to soothe digestive system.
Cloves are used as a flavoring and relaxing agent to assist in the sleep process while.
Chamomile can help to calm the central nervous system and promote sleep.
Orange peel has strong zesty flavoring, contain hesperidin (a flavonoid), pectin (a source of fiber), and also contains
vitamin C which is essential for building collagen.
Cardamom, the Queen of all spices, contains antioxidants and can help in strengthening the digestive system.
Fennel which contains fiber, potassium and vitamin C, can help to strengthen immune system while blackberry leaf
is high in tannins and vitamin C.
Gymnema sylvestre can be helpful in controlling blood sugar evels and curb cravings for sweets in healthy
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For that extra refreshing drink anytime
Add Forever Bee Honey and lemon or lime juice. Whether you drink it hot or prefer it iced, you will love it!
For relieving cough and colds
Steep a bag of Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea® in a cup of hot water for 3 minutes. Add Forever Bee Honey and lemon juice. Allow it to cool a little and drink.
Steep a bag of Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea® together with 1-2g of fresh powdered ginger in a cup of hot water. Let it cool a little anddrink. Works best if drank at the first sign of migraine. Ginger helps to control nauseating, chamomile is a mild relaxing herb while cloves have anti-inflammatory properties.
Help your skin RETAIN its natural appearance.
R3 Factor Skin Defense Crème- a rich combination of stabilized Aloe Vera Gel, soluble collagen and alpha hydroxy acids, fortified with Vitamin A and E, each vital for healthy skin.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, while Vitamin A helps in the maintenance of healthy skin and is beneficial for many skin conditions.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) come from natural plant sources and are also called Fruit Acids. Together, these fruit acids are exfoliants that loosen dead skin cells from the skin’s surface by dissolving the natural glue like substances that refuse to release the dead skin cells. These cells create a barrier to moisturizing creams, so getting rid of these dead cells evenly means that fresher cells are exposed in the skin’s renewal process.
Since it takes 21-28 days for the skin renewal process to complete a cycle, allow a similar amount of time to realize the full benefits of R3 Factor. Fruit acid creams have been called the most important skin care agents of the decade. By combining AHAs with soothing aloe, R3 Factor Defense Crème provides a first line defense in fighting the harsh effects of time to preserve your skin’s youthful appearance.
Currently, the assortment of men's fragrances is not less than those for women.
Is it so much important for men? Certainly! They tend to accentuate their personality, compliment their image and gain self-confidence. Ladies like a good scent on a man!
Unlike women, men cannot boast with jewelry but watches, tie and it's clip or cuff-links of the category of elite. Don't need to be a millioner to win a woman's heart, be smarter than that and pick the right scent and you can lead your lady by her nose ;)
25th Edition for Men is a fluid, aromatic fougère fragrance with a sensuous masculine blend of fruity, herbaceous and woody notes that are forever fresh and long lasting. The topnote blends aromatic notes of crushed basil and Mediterranean lavender with a refreshing combination of iced pineapple and Calabrian bergamot. The slightly fruity aromatic impression continues into the heart, where geranium and tea leaves are accented by Granny Smith apple. The fragrance evolves to reveal a masculine base of oakmoss, Mysore sandalwood, sensual musks, Virginian cedarwood, and tonka bean. Very rich spicy perfume for active men.
Scent of a woman or for that matter any human being is unique owing to his or her unique body chemistry and pH balance. Consequently, fragile notes of a perfume interact with this human scent and create an individual scent for people. When you chose your perfume, you should remember this basic principle and then something that best defines your persona.
The human sense of smell is powerful. Consumers love a product that transports their senses elsewhere or evokes certain emotions.
25th Edition for Women is a fresh, white floral bouquet that blends sheer petals with warm, musky woods to create a soft and deep feminine character. This unique bouquet begins with captivating floral notes of cactus flower and sparkling yellow freesia threaded with ivy leaves, for a lush green accent. In the heart, a transparent white floralcy shines through with a bouquet of rose petals, star jasmin, white lily and magnolia. The finishing touch of cherry wood, skin musk and patchouli captures the feminine sensuality and illuminates the bright floral fragrance.
A personal note of mine: I'm using this cologne spray since close to a year now. Whatever I go, I'm getting questioned from someone what scent do I wear. This is the scent what definitely stands out of the market's parfums jungle.
25th Edition for Women's scent is tender and clean but not weack, fresh and aromatic, moderate but still sexy.
Don't need to spray a lot on it will naturally turning the heads after you, when you pass by someone!
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract – in the bladder, kidneys, ureters or urethra. UTI is caused by bacteria (Candida) that enter the urethra, perhaps reaching the bladder, which can spread to the kidneys. Women tend to get UTI more often because their urethra is shorter and closer to the anus than in men.
Symptoms of UTI include cloudy or bloody urine (with a foul or strong odor), low grade fever, pain or burning sensation during urination, pressure or cramp in the lower abdomen or back, and strong urge to urinate, even right after the bladder has been emptied.
Factors that increase the risk of UTI include lack of fluid intake, holding urine, poor personal hygiene, presence of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, renal stones and prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate; male only),
and sexual intercourse (bacteria may enter urethra through vagina and cause infection). Therefore, people are advised to urinate after sexual intercourse and practice proper personal hygiene. The following products may be helpful in managing UTI or prevent UTI from taking place.
How to prevent UTI?
Aloe Berry Nectar contains patented 100% stabilized aloe vera plus cranberry and apple extract. Cranberry extract is helpful is preventing adhesion of harmful bacteria to the urinary tract wall.
Forever Bee Propolis acts as a natural antibiotic which helps to strengthen the body immune system and reduce infection in the urinary tract.
Forever Absorbent-C helps to fight infection by increasing the production of white blood cells.
The dietary uses of garlic and thyme can be traced back
thousands of years. Garlic and thyme, two powerful
antioxidants found in Forever Garlic-Thyme, combine to create a great supplement in maintaining good health.
Potential health benefits of garlic
• Powerful antioxidants - Garlic combined
with thyme allow for double the antioxidant benefits. Thyme contains tannin, phenol and thymol (saponins) and other beneficial antioxidant substances. These protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
• Supports healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure – The allicin and sulfur compounds in garlic can help to
decrease bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, and ajoene in garlic helps
reduce blood clotting, thus supporting healthy blood
• Supports healthy immune system – Garlic also contains trace mineral selenium (an antioxidant),
germanium and allicin, naturally powerful antibiotic that helps boost body’s immune cell activity.
• For respiratory health benefits – Garlic can be helpful for people suffering from asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs, and other respiratory infections.
• Supports conversion of fats to energy – Studies has shown that several ingredients in garlic help supports conversion of fats to energy.
• A good source of vitamin C, B vitamins, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium.
Forever Garlic-Thyme at a glance
- Helps protect body against free radicals
- Supports healthy immune system
- Supports healthy cholesterol level
- Supports healthy blood pressure
- Added with lecithin which helps to emulsify fats
- Odorless, softgel capsules
- 1 capsule of Forever Garlic-Thyme is equivalent to 1,000 mg fresh garlic
Therefore consuming 5 softgels of Forever Garlic-Thyme is equivalent to 1 clove of fresh garlic.
Start taking Forever Garlic-Thyme today!
Healthy Heart Tips
Take Forever Garlic-Thyme together with Forever Arctic Sea for Cardiovascular Benefits
1. Helps lower blood pressure.
2. Helps decrease platelet stickiness, allowing blood to flow more easily.
3. Garlic helps to reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides level while omega-3 fish oil helps to increase good cholesterol level.
4. Garlic’s sulfur compounds helps protect blood vessels against oxidative stress that cause plaque formation and blockage while omega-3 fish oil helps protect the blood vessels against inflammation.
In other words, combination of garlic and omega-3 fish oil supplements help to increase the effect of reducing LDL cholesterol, increasing HDL cholesterol and lowers blood pressure while protecting your blood vessels against inflammation and plaque formation.
Note: If you take blood thinning medications or anti-platelet medications, talk to a health care provider before taking garlic or fish oil, whether separately or in combination.
What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a coenzyme, naturally found in every cell in the body. It is involved in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is every cell’s major energy source, and is necessary for their basic functioning. Organs with higher energy requirement, such as the heart, the liver and kidneys, have the highest concentration of CoQ10. CoQ10 is especially important for heart muscles since they are responsible for pumping blood throughout the whole body.
Unfortunately, CoQ10 levels in the body are reported to decrease with after age 30. The levels of CoQ10 are lower in patients with chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and diabetes.
Some prescription drugs may also lower the level of CoQ10 in the body.
Forever CardioHealth with CoQ10
Forever CardioHealth with CoQ10 supports cardiovascular health in three ways:
1. Providing CoQ10.
2. Providing heart-healthy antioxidants and minerals.
3. Promoting healthy homocysteine level.
Importance of CoQ10 in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system:
• It is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat, therefore it helps in energy production in the body.
• It increases the heart muscles’ production of energy and reduces the accumulation of fatty acids in them. (Studies have shown that people with heart failure have lower levels of CoQ10 in their heart muscles).
•It acts as an antioxidant that reduces the oxidation of LDL, thus reducing the risk of plaque forming in blood vessels and damaging them.
How much should I take each day?
One packet of Forever CardioHealth per day provides 80mg of CoQ10 plus additional benefits from heart-healthy ingredients. Now mix it into your next glass of Aloe Vera Gel for the added benefits found in the miraculous aloe leaf.
Just pour, stir and drink. Your heart will thank you!
Besides CoQ10, Forever CardioHealth also contains other carefully selected ingredients that support cardiovascular health:
Grape seed High in flavonoids, antioxidants that are beneficial for cardiovascular support.
Tumeric Heart healthy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
Boswellia Helps to maintain healthy blood pressure level; also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive leaf Promotes healthy cardiovascular system and blood pressure level.
Lecithin Facilitates breakdown of fat in the arteries.
Magnesium Helps to maintain a normal heart rhythm.
Chromium Helps improve insulin sensitivity of cells.
Vitamin C Antioxidant.
Vitamin E Antioxidant.
Vitamin B6, B12 and Folic acid Helps to maintain healthy homocysteine level. (A high homocysteine
level in blood is associated with high meat diet and/or stressful lifestyle. It can damage the lining of blood vessels and
accelerate blood clots).
PREVENTION of cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular diseases can be frightening as it can be deadly, incapacitating and financially draining. Cardiovascular diseases include heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. These three rank high up for causes of death and incapacitation in many countries. 7 out of 10 Americans suffer from hypertension, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol, which are all risk factors for heart disease.
The good news is in many cases, cardiovascular diseases are preventable.
Weight management, healthy eating habits, stress management and regular health checks are helpful in preventing and managing the dreaded diseases. It is a myth that only people in their 40s and 50s get such diseases. Many countries have reported younger ages where these diseases are detected.
The causes of cardiovascular diseases are well known.
Excessive intake of calories, whether coming from carbohydrate, fat or cholesterol, causes fat deposition in the arterial walls, which gradually leads to their calcification, hardening and narrowing. It is now acknowledged by the scientific community that cardiovascular diseases typically take many years to develop (5-10 years) before symptoms show up. The most important thing this tells us is that preventive actions must start at as young an age as possible.
The risk factors for cardiovascular diseases include heredity factor, lack of exercise, age, being overweight, smoking and dietary habits, leading a stressful lifestyle, and being diabetic.
Prevention is better than cure as there is much less suffering and costs involved. Keeping ourselves healthy is one of the most basic assumptions that must be fulfilled before one can enjoy all the good things that life offers us.
Diet plays a large role in cardiovascular disease prevention.
1. Control of calorie intake.
2. Reducing consumption of refined carbohydrates (e.g. sugared drinks, pastries).
3. Reducing alcohol intake or abstaining from it.
4. Eating more deep sea fish which are rich in Omega-3 such as salmon, tuna and sardines.
5. Consume the healthy oil Omega-6 such as olive oil . ATTENTION! Omega-3 and Omega-6 oil consumption rates have to be equal 1:1! In America the regular consumption of these essential oils rate is 1:20! Plus, reduce intake of unhealthy oil.
6. Reduce intake of saturated fats (oil which is solid at room temperature). E.g. red meat in general is rich in saturated fats.
7. Reduce intake of cholesterol, e.g. from shelled seafood.
8. Increase intake of high fiber foods.
9. Eat more fruits, vegetables.
10. Taking nutritional supplements that are beneficial to cardiovascular health.
When the Pressure Rises
Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise globally, and more people are starting to have hypertension at a young age. Around 1 in 5 Americans aged 18 to 69 years, have hypertension. Western stressful lifestyle and dietary habits (what most people think its the normal!) are contributing to this rising trend in hypertension. Among other things,high-sugar and high-fat diets, lack of exercise, obesity, smoking, and stress are risk factors of high blood pressure.
What is blood pressure?
When the heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries, building up pressure (systolic blood pressure) on the walls of the blood vessels. Our blood takes 11 seconds circulate around in our body, pump by our heart. The pressure is necessary as it makes it possible for blood to be transported to different parts of the body. However, if this pressure is too high, it can cause serious damage to health. If your systolic blood pressure is 140mmHg or more, or your diastolic blood pressure is 90mmHg or more, you have hypertension.
Hypertension increases the risk of developing ‘atherosclerosis’ (hardening and narrowing of arteries), and uncontrolled hypertension can expose you to a host of complications, such as:
•Coronary heart disease
•Peripheral artery disease (narrowing of the blood vessels of the limbs)
The risk can be higher if the hypertensive patient has other medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. Known as silent killer, hypertension is often present without any symptom.
Simple ways to keep your blood pressure down
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Exercise regularly
• Reduce sodium (salt) in your diet.
• Eat a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products and reduce consumption of food with saturated fat and cholesterol.
FOREVER HELPFUL PRODUCTS FOR HEALTHY BLOOD PRESSURE:
Aloe Gel:contains saponins, wich are tihny-bubbles-forming natural cleansing agent that helps cleanse intestine and improve bowel movment. Clean digestive system reduce the burden of liver detoxification and feers up the liver to metabolize fats more effeciently. Aloe Vera also helps the uptake of nutrients.
Argi+:contains L-Arginen that is beneficial to support healthy blood pressure by helping blood vessels relax and open wider for greater blood flow. Added propietary fruit blend include Pomegranate, Greap Skin, Berries and Red Wine extract to suppport better health.
Arctic-Sea:contains fish oil with olive oil to provide omega 3 and omega 9 to provide of healthy balanced cholesterol. Contains essential fatty acids, EPA, DHA, and Oliac Acid (from olive) wich are helpful to lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the lewel of good cholesterol (HDL) as well as lowering blood pressure.
Absorbent-C: a vitamin C supplement, matrix bonded with oat bran for maximum absorption. Vitamin C can help strengten collagene, make the blood vessels more flexible. A strong antioxidant vitamin, wich can help to prevent damage by free radicals to the blood vessels.
Garlic - Thyme: combination garlic and thyme lowers blood cholesterol, and prevents blood clogging, improves heart function of and circulatory system. Slow down fast heartbeat soothes the cramps of the coronary arteries enhancing the blood supply to the heart muscles.
Premenstrual syndrome is commonly known as PMS, a group of symptoms that occur one or two weeks before menstruation. The symptoms include fatigue, breast tenderness, acne, bloating, weight gain, headache and emotional disturbances such as mood swing, poor concentration, irritability and anxiety. About 80% of ladies have some of the symptoms. Some may experience symptoms that are severe enough to interfere with their daily lives. The factors
which include hormonal changes, lifestyle stress and poor eating habits especially excessively intake of salty foods, alcohol and soft drinks, may contribute to the condition. Forever Her Pack is great for women who have PMS.
Aloe Berry Nectar contains 100% Stabilized Aloe Vera Gel plus Cranberry Extract that can help to balance hormonal system and maintain healthy skin.
Forever Royal Jelly is rich in Phytohormones that helps to balance the hormonal system; rich in Vitamin B Complex and Acetylcholine which are beneficial for relieving stress.
Forever Arctic-Sea provides essential Omega 3, EPA and DHA that are helpful to maintain general well being and alleviate inflammatory and painful conditions.
Forever Absorbent-C helps to enhance immune system and skin health.