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Why You Should Avoid Sweet Potatoes

About Sweet Potato Hybridization;

Sweet potatoes are a product of plant hybridization. Hybridization is an infusion process of an animal or plant breeding with an individual of another species or variety.

Sweet potato contains raffinose, which is very difficult for the human digestive system to digest.  The inorganic sugar substance is horrible for the body because it will sit in the digestive track for a very long time, where it is fermented or undergoes putrefaction in the colon to yield flatus gases and cause other digestive and ill-health problems.

Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of oxalic acid. The oxalates in sweet potatoes steal and block the absorption of essential minerals in the body, primarily calcium. Oxalates also bind calcium into balls and wreak havoc throughout the body. The oxalic acid and calcium issue in the body can lead to weak bones.

Calcium is the primary mineral responsible for keeping the bones healthy and avoiding the risk of osteoporosis (weakening of bones). Sweet potatoes are loaded with starch. According to many nutritionist, people should stay away from high-starchy foods because the sugar can contribute to the development of diabetes and other dangerous health elements.

Phytoalexins, a substance found in sweet potatoes, can cause lung edema and increase the severity of pneumonia. Another disadvantage of consuming high concentration oxalic acid is that it could form dangerous oxalic acid crystals or gallstones in the body

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The Thyroid Gland

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. Your thyroid lies below your Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle.

The thyroid gland is a vital hormone gland: It plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and development of the human body. It helps to regulate many body functions by constantly releasing a steady amount of thyroid hormones into the bloodstream.

It helps to regulate many body functions by constantly releasing a steady amount of thyroid hormones into the bloodstream. If the body needs more energy in certain situations – for instance, if it is growing or cold, or during pregnancy – the thyroid gland produces more hormones.

The thyroid gland produces three hormones;

Iodine Absorption & Utilization;

Iodine is one of the main building blocks of both hormones. Our bodies canʼt produce this trace element, so we need to get enough of it in our diet or natural food supplements.

Iodine is absorbed into our bloodstream from food in our bowel. It is then carried to the thyroid gland, where it is eventually used to make thyroid hormones. Sometimes our bodies need more thyroid hormones, and sometimes they need less. To make the exact right amount of hormones, the thyroid gland needs the help of another gland: the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland “tells” the thyroid gland whether to release more or less hormones into the bloodstream. Also, a certain amount of thyroid hormones are attached to transport proteins in the blood. If the body needs more hormones, T3 and T4 can be released from the proteins in the blood and do their job. The third hormone produced by the thyroid gland is called calcitonin. Calcitonin is made by C-cells. It is involved in calcium and bone metabolism.

An overactive thyroid (also known as hyperthyroidism) occurs if the thyroid gland makes too many hormones. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is where the gland does not make enough hormones. Both of these imbalances can lead to a great number of symptoms.

Hyperthyroidism symptoms;

Hypothyroidism symptoms;

Herbs to treat an overactive thyroids include;

Herbs to treat under-active thyroids include;

At Upendo Foods And Herbs, we value serving your with dignity, we have these products in stock to help you overcome your challenging conditions, feel free to shop from our products or contact us here.

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Stress Management

Welcome to Upendo Stress Management

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Everyone expresses stress from time to time. Anything from everyday responsibilities like work and family to serious life events such as a new diagnosis, war, or the death of a loved one can trigger stress.

For immediate, short-term situations, stress can be beneficial to your health. It can help you cope with potentially serious situations. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones that increase your heart and breathing rates and ready your muscles to respond. Your central nervous system (CNS) is in charge of your “fight or flight” response.

When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper.

Stress stimulates the immune system, which can be a plus for immediate situations. This stimulation can help you avoid infections and heal wounds. But over time, stress hormones will weaken your immune system and reduce your bodyʼs response to foreign invaders.

People under chronic stress are more susceptible to viral illnesses like the flu and the common cold, as well as other infections. Stress can also increase the time it takes you to recover from an illness or injury.

Ongoing, chronic stress, however, can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke.

On Your Body;

On Your Behavior;

On Your Mood;

If you have stress symptoms, taking steps to manage your stress can have many health benefits. Explore stress management strategies, such as:

At Upendo Company, we have lots of holistic practitioners who can advice on which Upendo program can best help our clients manage their stress level with any given lifestyle. For more information, Contact Us Here… and in case you want to find active ways to manage your stress, get in touch.

Else, inactive ways to manage stress — such as watching television, surfing the internet or playing video games — may seem relaxing, but they may increase your stress over the long term. And be sure to get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy, balanced diet. Avoid tobacco use, excess caffeine and alcohol, and the use of illegal substances.

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Upendo Healthcare

Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands

Feeling healthy is what we all want, yet as we go through life, we may find it slips through our fingers. At times like this, we have been told that doctors and nurses can support us and that the healthcare system will mend us back to good health. Yet, the reliance on other people to fix our health problems, means that our personal budgets are being stretched , hence our resources are wearing thin. Now more than ever, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle – and take your health into your own hands.

You Hold The Power To Good Health;

Your power to get better and achieve good health doesn’t start with the health care system – it begins with observing what you put into your mouth and preventing the root cause of the symptoms in the first place. Real health and vitality begins by following a healthy lifestyle program and diet. By ensuring you get the nutrition you need to enjoy good health, you can prevent many problems from occurring, or getting worse.

An increasing number of people are however, suffering from nutrient deficiencies and may not even know about it. Nutrient deficiencies occur for many reasons, but the absence of nutrients can lead to malnutrition in worst cases. Along with a rise in processed ‘junk’ foods, certain mechanical lifestyle and dietary choices such as veganism may require supplementation to ensure certain levels of vitamins and minerals are met, so that optimal health can be achieved. At Upendo Foods And Herbs , we provide a variety of food supplements and herbal products to ensure that you nourish your body from its deficiencies.

Why Are Upendo Foods & Herbs Good For You;

Taking our natural Upendo food supplements is highly recommended because it can provide all the necessary nutrients, vitamins or minerals that the body requires to sustain good health. When choosing a supplement, ensure it uses only natural ingredients and no fillers, binders, coating agents etc. that may be taking away from the purity and potency of the product.

By ensuring that the bio-availability of the supplement is high, you can be assured that the amount of herbal nutrients you intake is available for your body to use. Taking a supplement is often a good option for people who struggle with certain deficiencies, dietary restrictions, or health conditions.

Just as with buying fresh produce, it is best to choose Upendo organic products as not only is it better for the environment, but you can be reassured that you are getting the natural ingredients – without any pesticides or unwanted chemicals.

Your Health Is Our Priority;

At Upendo Foods And Herbs, our goal is to find new and innovative ways for you to stay healthy in all seasons of the year – without compromising your routine programs. We believe in giving your body the natural nutrients it needs through food supplements & herbs while maintaining a positive and contented outlook on life.

We pride ourselves on using only high-quality and Upendo organic ingredients, so you receive the full benefits of the nutrients and supplement we have on offer. Contact Us Here… for more details on how to improve your health through our dietary food supplements & herbal products.