Careful choices of food and dietary supplements ensure that your body has the building blocks it needs to produce the strong membranes that are the prime marker of younger, healthier, high-functioning, water-rich cells. For example, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in cold water fish, provides the body with healthy lipids that are one of the fundamental components of water-tight cell membranes. When cells can hold the water they need to function, they can support all systems in the body.
Exercise does more than help you lose weight; it actually hydrates your cells. Exercise provides chemical and mechanical stimulation that has a positive impact on the cellular health and function of every system in the body including the digestive, circulatory, lymph, endocrine, excretory and nervous systems. Plus, being physically active helps us shift to a higher ratio of muscle to fat, which improves overall hydration since muscle cells hold more healthy water than fat cells.
Getting all of the nutrients you need for good health can be difficult. With the decreased quality of today’s foods and an increase in more convenient (and highly processed) choices, it’s easy to lose out on the most important nutrients you need.
By knowing what foods provide the best sources for optimum nutrition, you’ll be able to get a consistent intake for your needs.
The most important nutrients that many are lacking include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
The following are 5 ways to ensure that you get your necessary servings of these valuable nutrients:
1. The Sweet Potato
One of the best sources of Vitamin A is the sweet potato. Read the rest of this entry »
It is easy to assume that a lack of sleep will just make you tired, but that is not the case at all. Of course if you just have one nights bad sleep then you’ll spend the next day feeling very tired, but if the problem continues long term then the effects could be much more severe. If you are someone that often finds they don’t sleep properly at night then you really need to look at getting help with your insomnia. The good news is that there are lots of ways to help your chances of getting a good nights sleep. If you don’t, then you could find yourself experiencing any mixture of the symptoms below.
Vision Becoming Blurry
If you haven’t slept properly then your vision could become impaired. This could make it hard to focus on words or your vision becoming blurry. This is something that can come and go or it could last more long term. It can affect your ability to do everyday tasks such as driving a car.
The problem with depression is that it can seem to work hand in hand with being unable to sleep. You tend to find that you get depressed because you can’t sleep and then you can’t sleep because you are depressed. If you find that your lack of sleep is causing you to pull out from activities and not want to do anything at all then this could be a sign of depression and you should seek help. Read the rest of this entry »
Research studies conducted by the cosmetic, flavoring, and tobacco industries on essential oils show positive effects for a variety of health concerns. Some of these concerns include infections, pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, and many more. Essential oils provide a holistic-type approach to medicine that may eventually show universally positive for many of the diseases and mental conditions diagnosed every day throughout the world.
So why have we not implemented the essential oils magic into the mass market? Well, they are a couple political reasons why scientists won’t spill the beans.
First and foremost, pressure from the drug companies and pay-offs to leading researchers cause problems in the progression of essential oil research. All of these companies require millions of people to buy their drugs every year and will do anything to keep it that way. Therefore, research for funding and experimentation is limited.
The truth lies in the research, and currently the research does prove positive results with essential oils on a variety of diseases and disorders.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the fluids in plants, also known as the plants “Life Blood.” Just like we need blood in order to survive, plants need essential oils in order to survive. The molecular structure of the essential oils, whatever they may be depending on the plant, are very tiny, which makes them highly concentrated.
Even the smallest drop of an essential oil consists of millions and millions of molecules, more than our bodies have cells. Therefore, one drop of essential oil has the ability to cover all of our body cells with essential compounds needed for disease, viral and bacterial infection prevention. Read the rest of this entry »
If you want to lose weight and shape up then you should do two things: start a healthy eating plan and exercise more. For some people, working out at the gym can be a time-consuming chore. However, there are a number of fun ways that you can learn a new skill and lose weight at the same time. This article takes a look at five fun ways that you can lose weight and shape up.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Mixed martial arts, also known as MMA, is a fighting style which incorporates a range of martial art techniques. MMA was originally promoted and learnt in order to fight to a competition standard. Now there are a number of MMA classes which are designed to improve speed, agility and muscle tone. They will also help you to learn movements which could be used for self-defence.
Muay Thai is a combat sport which originates from Thailand. It incorporates a number of high energy techniques which can be used to fight others. Muay Thai is a fun class, as it will teach you important physical and mental disciplines which can help to improve both your body and your mind. There are Muay Thai classes available for people of all ages and skill levels.
Yoga is a practice which features a number of stretches. Read the rest of this entry »
Get rid of blackheads
People don’t look attractive when you can see hundreds of little blackheads on the end of their nose. If you want to get rid of yours there are a few things you can do. The best option is to visit the beauty salon where they’ll warm your face with a hot cloth before squeezing them out of your skin one by one. There are also strips you can wear over your nose although they won’t work as well. Just do something if you have a lot of them because it can make a big difference to your face.
Laser hair removal
Sometimes we end up with hair in unsightly places and its hard keeping on top of them all the time. If you’re not shaving the hairs away you’re bleaching them and trying to pluck them out. If you have a little money put away you might want to get laser hair removal and those pesky little hairs will be gone for good. I’m not saying you should get every single hair removed from your body, but just in certain places where you’re sick and tired of trying to deal with them all the time.
Humidify your environment
Dry skin can easily mean red skin and it’s even more noticeable if you have fair skin. Sometimes it’s easy for moisture to get sucked out of any environment and if you spend a lot time there it can affect your complexion. Luckily you just need to keep the moisture at a nice level and this could be as easy as making sure your home isn’t too hot. There are also humidifiers you can buy for your home and they will infuse the air with moisture making sure those red patches stay away. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you noticed your locks to be dry and frizzy lately? Is it dull and lacks shine? Do you wish you could easily bring the life back into your hair once more? Of course there are many hair products coming out lately in the market which promises a lot of miracle like softer, shinier and longer hair but even if we use up all these products, there is no guarantee to having healthier hair if it does not start from within.
Hair serums and other hair treatments could only give temporary aid to keeping hair shiny and healthy. If you want beautiful and lustrous hair, it’s time to take care of it from within and it will surely show from inside out.
Here are some of the most essential vitamins to include in your diet if you wish to maintain gorgeous and healthy looking hair:
- Vitamin A – Out of all the essential vitamins your hair needs, this vitamin proved to be the most important one as it does a lot of work. Vitamin A is full of antioxidants, fights free radicals and thicken and strengthen your hair making it grow faster and longer because it prevents breakage. You can start eating foods rich in Vitamin A like green leafy vegetables and cantaloupe but the recommended amount may not be enough so it is better to take a separate food supplement to fully benefit from the nutrients.
If one is not so familiar about it, one could be dumbfounded of the fact knowing that oil can be used as a mouthwash…
Sounds crazy and weird, right? But there is truth to it. Actually, this procedure is called oil pulling and this has already been used even in the earlier civilizations as a way to provide remedy especially during the Indian civilization.
But really, what is oil pulling and how does it promote preventative dental care? This procedure involves the use of oil, probably a tablespoon of it, and you gargle with it and swish it all over your teeth for about twenty (20) minutes or so.
How does it work?
Whenever after you eat, the presence of bacteria is always prevalent and present in our mouth and gum line. Even in a typical between meal settings, you can’t help but experience an accumulation of bacteria in your mouth. Now, don’t get me wrong. Some are good bacteria and they can pretty much not wreck havoc for your health. But there are the more dangerous ones such as the Streptococcus Mutans. These bacteria are the main cause of gingivitis, plaque, and cavities.
A biofilm is created when the bacteria will stay in your mouth. This thin layer is now the plaque. The function of oil is very simple. Once oil is being swished around the mouth, the bacteria get stuck to the oil and it will dissolve together with the oil the moment you gargle it out. Basically, if one makes a habit of doing it, imagine only the gamut of bacteria that will be removed out your mouth every time you do it.
Benefits of oil pulling
It is true that prevention is better than cure. And before things get out of hand, preventative dental care must be ensured in order not to experience the worst of teeth problems. Oil pulling may be quite a simple technique but the following benefits are quite amazing and pose quite a gigantic leap to general dental care. Read the rest of this entry »
If you want to build muscle, then you need to eat a lot of protein, but you also have to work out consistently. Unfortunately not all exercises will build your muscles, which means you need to do the right ones in order to see results. Luckily there are a lot of great at-home exercises you can do that don’t require you to have an expensive gym pass! You can do these workouts right in the comfort of your home so you can get buff, tone your body and see your body change in ways that you’ve been wanting to.
1. Barrel Chest Workout
You can do this in any room where you have enough space to lay down on the ground. Start by doing pushups for 10-15 reps. After that, do pullups with your doorframe or any equipment that you have for as many reps as you can. From there, hold a plank for 60 seconds. Once you are done with that, do 10 reps of renegade rows to finish. Repeat this entire workout five times to get the best muscle-building results possible.
2. Total Body
Start this workout by doing jump roping for 60 seconds to get your entire body moving. After that, do 10 reps of burpees. Next, do 15 reps of dumbbell curl-to-presses and 50 seconds of a bear crawl. Once you’re done, rest for a couple of minutes and then start all over again. You should repeat this five times so that you do the workout six times total.
3. Upper Body
Start with doing 3 sets of three minutes of pushups. After that, do 3 sets of 60 second planks, giving yourself 1 minute in between to rest. Next, do a body weight squat followed by three sets of dumbbell curls. Rest for 90 seconds and then do 5 sets of 5 reps of pullups in your doorframe. Repeat this as many times as you can, increasing the number that you do as you get stronger. Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone suffering from eczema doesn’t need to turn to harmful chemicals straight away.
The worst thing about eczema is the impact it has on your self-worth. Just because you’re suffering from it it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can make it better. Let’s look at a few options you have and you can test a few of them out for yourself.Cut dairy out of your diet
Did you know the human body can’t process dairy effectively? Most people won’t notice any difference and at the other end of the scale you have people who are lactose intolerant. Pasteurized dairy might have a negative effect on your eczema so you should cut it out for a while. I don’t want you to think dairy is something to avoid forever, but it’s worth giving up for a month to see what happens.
Replace acid producing foods
When you buy meat from the supermarket you don’t know what you’re actually paying for. Most animals are fed on tons of dreadful grains and it affects the quality of their meat. You should test out grass-fed meat for a while to see if it makes any difference. It might cost you a little more money, but if it helps your eczema I’m sure it’s a price you’ll be willing to pay. Read the rest of this entry »