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Month: December 2016

2017: Wellness, Health and Happiness
Wellness

2017: Wellness, Health and Happiness

After New Year’s, our attention turns towards our goals. It may be a cliché, but it’s also all too real. Here are tips from top wellness experts on how to successfully achieve health, healing, and happiness in 2017. With indulgence over the holidays, it’s natural to let yourself to chill a bit more, but that can lead to self-sabotage. Holiday indulgences tend to make way for more of the same until one is totally off their path and barely being able to wake up without extra double shots of the espresso. In fact, people knowing that the “New Year” is around the corner often makes them want to grab that extra slice and or eat more pie. Eventually, too much time in the party scene, just like a crazy house where you can barely think in, leads to the need to create some clarity, freshen up an...
Christmas Symbols Tied to Natural Healing
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Christmas Symbols Tied to Natural Healing

With Christmas nearly here, your kids may ask why the three wise men gave baby Jesus frankincense and myrrh along with the gold, according to Christian texts. In any case, frankincense and myrrh are resins derived from the sap of trees that grow in the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, and India. And they’ve been cherished for both their spiritual qualities and healing powers for more than 5,000 years. Modern science is finally catching up with the ancient remedies, finding evidence to support many of their traditional health benefit claims, including: Immune System support - frankincense boosted the production of antibodies while reducing the hypersensitivity to pathogens and other body intruders that can cause inflammation. If you do get sick, myrrh works as an expectorant to relieve...
Red cabbage microgreens help reduce LDL cholesterol
Diet

Red cabbage microgreens help reduce LDL cholesterol

Research in animal studies has uncovered that red cabbage microgreens help reduce LDL cholesterol – bad cholesterol. Microgreens are gaining traction in the food industry and showing up in more dishes. Microgreens are a tender, immature plant which grow within two weeks time. Researchers suggest that microgreens can offer greater benefits to health as opposed to their fully-grown counterparts. Red cabbage has already been found to help protect against excess cholesterol and so the researchers wanted to see if their microgreens counterparts could offer greater benefits. The researchers wanted to test the benefits of red cabbage microgreens on mice who consumed a high-fat diet as a means of reducing cardiovascular disease risk. The mice who consumed the red cabbage microgreens had redu...
Improve Your Blood Circulation NATURALLY in a Month
Diet, Wellness

Improve Your Blood Circulation NATURALLY in a Month

A healthy circulation is very important if you want to remain healthier for a long time. To improve your blood circulation, there are certain common foods that you can add to your diet. 1. Orange - rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, that can strengthen the walls of the capillaries in your circulatory system 2. Pumpkin Seeds - rich in vitamin E, they can help promote an effortless circulation of blood and oxygen and prevent blood clots 3. Ginger - known to stimulate the production of healthy red blood cells, and also help boost blood circulation to a considerable extent. 4. Garlic - a natural blood thinner, it has the ability to clear up clogged arteries 5. Watermelon - as it is rich in lycopene, it can prevent the build-up of plaque in the arteries 6. Nuts - rich in vit...
Introducing the MIND Diet
Diet

Introducing the MIND Diet

The MIND diet, as the name implies, is designed to promote a healthy mind and lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. It is a mash-up of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet — two diets that have been found to have several health benefits. MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating foods that are as natural as possible, while limiting unhealthy fats and red meat. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, as its name suggests, is aimed at helping to ease hypertension. It focuses on helping people to eat foods that can lower their sodium intake and blood pressure. The MIND diet recommends eating 10 foods daily and avoiding five types of foods. The healthy-food group contains: Vegetables; Gre...
Disease Risk Lowered with a Handful of Nuts
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Disease Risk Lowered with a Handful of Nuts

New research suggests that consuming a handful of nuts a day can greatly benefit your health. The study found that eating 20 grams of nuts daily lowers the risk of developing various conditions. Heart disease risk was found to be reduced by 30 percent, cancer risk lowered by 15 percent, and premature death risk was lowered by 22 percent. Consuming 20 g of nuts a day was also associated with a risk of death from respiratory disease cut by half and a 40 percent reduction in the risk of diabetes. The study looked at the consumption of all types of nuts. Aune added, “Nuts and peanuts are high in fiber, magnesium, and polyunsaturated fats – nutrients that are beneficial for cutting cardiovascular disease risk and which can reduce cholesterol levels. Some nuts, particularly walnuts and ...
Diet, Wellness

Salmon is Not As Fishy As You Think

Salmon has been on the palate for some time now. And while we know that Norwegian salmon is the best in the world, what is it about this species that makes it so special? Norwegian salmon is fed an all-natural diet, comprising of both vegetable raw and marine raw materials. The salmon’s diet is thus packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, guaranteeing its delicious taste. Is it fresh? Salmon from Norway is raised in cold, clear waters. It grows at its own pace, gaining a pure and fresh taste, fat marbling and an attractive red-orange coloring. It also has a firm consistency, making it a pleasure to eat. Some innovative Norwegians decided to farm the salmon and supply the market year-round. Norway’s ocean-farmed Atlantic salmon comes from the same origins as wild salmon. Hea...
Diet, Wellness

Naturally Cleanse Your Body with these Top 6 Detox Foods

Cleansing diet and detoxifying foods help in flushing all the toxins out from your body. The natural cleansing methods of fasting once a week and including detoxifying fruits and vegetables in your diet can give you a clearer skin and a better immune system. Here are some foods that detoxify the body and also help in restoring the body's healthy vigor. 1. Avocados - The fruits are loaded with heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids and fiber and are highly rated for their detoxifying qualities. 2. Beetroots - According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol, protect the artery walls and guard against heart disease and stroke. 3. Broccoli - This works with the enzymes in your liver and eases up the work of toxin removal from t...
Bad Oils – Do you know the dangers?
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Bad Oils – Do you know the dangers?

ACCORDING to the Ministry of Health, four out of five Fijians are dying from non-communicable diseases including diabetes, cancer, lung and heart disease. In case you didn't know: Vegetable oils are bad. Bad news. Bad for your health. Bad for the environment. The word "vegetable" makes these oils sound good and healthy for us but nothing could be further from the truth Unlike virgin coconut oil or olive oil that can be extracted by pressing, the manufactured oils have to be extracted in very unnatural ways. Today the average consumption in the US is 30 kilograms a year; per person! Even today, despite the fact that heart disease and cancer continue to rise at an alarming rate while butter consumption is down (and vegetable oil consumption is at an all-time high), people are still bel...
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Prevent hand arthritis with exercise and natural remedies

Arthritis is a painful condition that can limit a person’s ability to complete daily tasks. But with the help of exercise and natural remedies, arthritis can be manageable. How arthritis can affect your hands? Arthritis in the hands can lead to pain, swelling, and stiffness, making it quite difficult to use the hands properly. You may find your grip has become weaker and tasks that were once easy – like turning a faucet on – have now become much more difficult. Natural remedies for arthritis in hands Ice packs: Just like an injury, when inflammation occurs it’s important to apply ice packs to reduce it Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-inflammatory. Honey and cinnamon: Combine a tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and consume each m...