Thursday, October 6

Author: Catherine

Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming
Wellness

Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming

A breeze is playing through the palm fronds while aquamarine water laps at the white sand. On another sun-drenched day at the Maldives' first destination wellness resort, Joali Being (Joali.com), guests are zenning out on the meditation deck and inside the sound therapy room, heating up in the sauna or immersing themselves in sub-zero temperatures in the cryo-chamber. Me, I'm chatting to director of wellbeing, Susanne Fisch, about quantum physics. "The latest research is really being embraced by the wellness industry," she says, explaining that treatments such as sound therapy and energetic healing are informed by the work of quantum physicists. "It is looking at the electromagnetic fields that your heart and brain emit, how to get your energy and your vibrations aligned so you feel groun...
Natural remedies and coping tips that can help you beat anxiety
Remedies

Natural remedies and coping tips that can help you beat anxiety

New Delhi: Anxiety is a condition that most people have gone through. It is the body’s response to stress and there could be various factors that could make a person anxious. Being anxious sometimes is good, however, it could also lead to disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety and phobia among several others. There are treatments available for anxiety and you should choose the best one for you. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one such option which can help people cope with anxiety, medications are another form of treatment that doctors prescribe. However, natural remedies could also help you cope with anxiety; changes in your diet, lifestyle and sleep can have a positive impact. Here are a few natural r...
Bison Botanics ready to get to work to meet cannabis demand
Botanicals

Bison Botanics ready to get to work to meet cannabis demand

A Tonawanda cannabis company became one of 15 businesses across the state to receive a conditional adult-use manufacturing license this week. With that license in-hand, Northeast Botanicals Distribution LLC, also known as Bison Botanics, on Military Road, is well-positioned to scale up business to meet incoming demand for THC products in the adult-use space. “It’s amazing to be part of such a small group, let alone any group, of license holders to produce adult-use cannabis product in the state,” president and founder Justin Schultz said. “We’ve already been solidifying the relationships with the other processors and hearing from existing brands looking for us to produce their product and bring it to the New York market.” Read the full story at bizjournals.com
The Worst Foods for Weight Lifting, Says Expert
Diet

The Worst Foods for Weight Lifting, Says Expert

If you're into lifting weights, knowing the right foods to eat—and avoiding the wrong ones—is integral to your overall success. Working out and maintaining a proper diet go hand in hand, since the food choices you make will directly impact how you feel when exercising, as well as your performance. The goal of pumping iron is to build muscle—not put on unwanted fat. We are here to point out the absolute worst foods for weight lifting, so you ensure you stay on the right track. Eat This, Not That! spoke with Melissa Pfeister, founder of the health and wellness brand Stripped with Melissa and member of the ETNT Medical Expert Board, who points out the many foods for weight lifters to stay away from. Read the full story at Eat This
Health & Wellness: Six low-carb lunch ideas for work
Wellness

Health & Wellness: Six low-carb lunch ideas for work

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Using a break at work to dart through a nearby drive-thru for a burger and fries is often fast and convenient but unhealthy. Fast food is often filled with empty carbohydrates that can cause insulin spikes and knock the body’s natural insulin responses out of balance. Understandably, a number of workers are depending less on fast food for lunch and bringing their own healthier, homemade midday meals to work. According to The Huffington Post, about 85% of people bring a lunch to work more often than they buy one. If you’re thinking of jumping on the homemade lunch bandwagon, listed below are six low-carb meal ideas to consider. #1 Honey-Mustard Chicken Salad If you’re interested in a meaty salad that’s tasty and easy to prepare, this may be the rec...
Three Natural Remedies Shown to Help Depression and Anxiety
Remedies

Three Natural Remedies Shown to Help Depression and Anxiety

Recent headlines flashed the news that a major review article had found “no clear evidence” that low serotonin levels cause depression and called into question whether taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants is worthwhile. However, many experts were not surprised that low serotonin levels are not the sole cause of depression, and many do not agree with the conclusion that serotonin has no role in depression at all. Depression is a heterogeneous disorder, both in terms of causes and symptoms. That makes it unlikely there is a single treatment for depression that is effective for all patients, but that doesn’t mean that existing treatments are ineffective for everyone. Experts caution that patients should not stop taking SSRIs and that this new evidence does no...
How is Kratom Becoming the Popular Wellness Supplement Today?
Botanicals

How is Kratom Becoming the Popular Wellness Supplement Today?

You may be wondering how red vein kratom is becoming the popular wellness supplement today. The answer is natural. Kratom is a plant whose compound has similar properties to morphine and is often used as a painkiller. Unlike morphine, however, kratom is not regulated by the FDA. So, how does kratom work? Kratom is a natural painkiller Kratom is a natural painkiller that is fast gaining popularity as an alternative to opioids. Currently, around 10 million Americans use it to treat pain and as a substitute for street drugs. This plant, officially named Mitrogyna speciosa, has a long history of use in herbal medicine in Southeast Asia. It is sold as a bitter powder and can be brewed into tea or taken in capsule form. Keep reading at North Forty News
Children prefer natural food more than processed, suggests study
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Children prefer natural food more than processed, suggests study

dinburgh [Scotland], July 30 (ANI): Children rate foods they perceive to be natural as having greater levels of taste, safety, and desire than the ones they perceive to be manufactured, suggests the findings of a recent study. Researchers say the tendency in adults to prefer natural food is well documented. However, the latest findings found this food bias exists in early and middle childhood as well. Researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Yale studied the preferences of more than 374 adults and children in the United States when presented with apples and orange juice and told of their origins. In one study, 137 children aged six to 10 years old were shown three apples. They were told one was grown on a farm, one was made in a lab, and another grown on a tree inside a lab. Re...
The 6 non-negotiable wellness secrets J-Lo swears by (including affirmation cards and holistic weight training)
Wellness

The 6 non-negotiable wellness secrets J-Lo swears by (including affirmation cards and holistic weight training)

Jennifer Lopez is all we care about right now. After surprising us all on Sunday with a picture posted to her Instagram of her lying back in bed, looking blissfully happy, alongside the caption “Sadie! #iykyk [if you know, you know']”, it was quickly confirmed the singer had married old flame Ben Affleck at Las Vegas' Little White Chapel. Ever since, we've developed a deep fascination with all things Jennifer Lopez, from her wedding manicure shade to her incredible fashion prowess. The star is currently honeymooning with her new husband in Paris before gearing up to host a lavish wedding for family and friends at Ben’s mansion in Georgia (excited, us?). So how, at 53, does Jennifer look so damn good… and what can we glean from her beauty and wellness regime to look as fantastic as she do...
Can’t Fall Asleep & Stay Asleep: These Natural Sleep Remedies May Be Able to Help
Remedies

Can’t Fall Asleep & Stay Asleep: These Natural Sleep Remedies May Be Able to Help

Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night? Millions of people around the world suffer from sleep-related issues. If you're looking for natural sleep remedies, look no further! Here we will discuss some tips that may help improve your sleep quality. We'll also talk about the importance of having a healthy sleep routine and how emotional wellness can play a role in your sleeping habits.  The Importance of Sleep Most people know that getting a good night's sleep is essential, but few understand the importance. Sleep is critical for our physical and emotional health. When we don't get enough sleep, our bodies and minds can take a toll. We may feel grumpy or irritable, have trouble focusing or paying attention, and experience changes in mood. Read the full...