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New Year, New You: How to Keep Yourself Healthy

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Everyone is looking forward to the New Year with positives vibes. And the best thing anyone can do is to start the year (and the decade) right with by keeping healthy. You have the opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being if you were not able to practice correct health habits the previous years. You should also maintain what you are already doing if you have the proper health regimen. For those who are still struggling with their practices, creating healthy resolutions is important to have fresh starts and new beginnings. You can actually do a three-day cleanse instead of just saying that you will have a juice cleanse …

Are Carbs Bad For Your Weight Loss Goals? Absolutely Not!

Nowadays, it seems like people, especially those who are into dieting, are really concerned about carbs. But is it something that we should really be worried about? For the longest time, many people have been made to believe that dairy is essential in promoting or maintaining bone health. BUT it is a huge misconception that is still believed by lots of people across the globe. Dairy was never a part of the diet of early civilisations, yet they survived, so there’s no reason to believe that dairy is integral for bone health. Likewise, it’s believed that carbs lead people to gain weight or contract some life-threatening diseases, thus, they should …

Dulse: Easy and Rich Source of Health Nutrients

Dulse is a well-known vegan superfood that thrives along the rocky shores. Commonly found in the Northern coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, the stem of this red algae attaches to rocks while the leaves float on the water’s surface. The Europeans have been eating dulse for over 1500 years. In Iceland and Ireland, the farmers used the strands of this nutritious red seaweed to garnish their bland meals. It is uncertain whether the early farmers were aware of the high nutritional value of this plant. But today, this primitive sea vegetable is known to be fortified with fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Quick Scientific Background of Dulse …

Legumes – A Top Secret to Becoming Healthy

If you’re looking for an inexpensive source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and other essential nutrients, then legumes come very handy. You can choose from chickpeas, split peas, lentils, and all kinds of beans. But kidney beans, black beans, lentils, and pinto beans are definitely the richest source of these nutrients, and the good news is, you can get them from the market at such cheap prices! These nutritional values are believed to have profound effects on certain body issues including high cholesterol, oxidative stress, inflammation, overweightness, and insulin resistance – the major culprits behind the development of cardiovascular diseases. So the question is, are we less prone to cardiovascular …

Secrets of the Supplement Industry You Were Never Supposed to Know About.

Anyone interested in alternative medicine knows that, just like many other aspects of life, this field sees fads come and go. There is always the latest cure-all product that promises to save us from all our ailments and health defects if we just pop one in our mouth every day. AND WE ALL FALL FOR IT, including me, because we humans are inherently lazy creatures, always looking for the easy way. Don’t waste thousands of dollars anymore. I always thought it was far easier to pop a pill or potion than to reassess my life and look at how I could improve my lifestyle and nutrition. Not only can these …

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How To Stop The Cold And Flu Naturally, In Only 24 Hours

The Number One Problem with Winter: My wife is a teacher, and every day, is surrounded by children who share their germs around freely…and let me tell you, in the winter months, there is a whole lot of sharing going on! As soon as the cold weather hits, so do the coughs, colds and the flu. Yes, illnesses are undoubtedly the worst part about winter. Over time, my wife has learnt how to use herbs and natural healing principles to effectively arm her immune system each winter. This allows her to protect herself and our whole family from spending this part of the year coughing and spluttering miserably. Keep reading …

Secrets of the Supplement Industry You Were Never Supposed to Know About.

Anyone interested in alternative medicine knows that, just like many other aspects of life, this field sees fads come and go. There is always the latest cure-all product that promises to save us from all our ailments and health defects if we just pop one in our mouth every day. AND WE ALL FALL FOR IT, including me, because we humans are inherently lazy creatures, always looking for the easy way. Don’t waste thousands of dollars anymore. I always thought it was far easier to pop a pill or potion than to reassess my life and look at how I could improve my lifestyle and nutrition. Not only can these …

4 REASONS TO GET CLEAN IN 2015

4 simple secrets to making 2015 your best year yet! At the end of every year, we stop and take a look at our lives and think both about our achievements and what we can still do to better ourselves. We start off the next year full of hope that the next 12 months will be the time for self-improvement. For so many of us, our health is one of the areas we tend to focus on when developing our new year’s resolutions—and rightly so—without it, we wouldn’t be here! But sometimes the best way to approach this is to get back to basics: no fad diets or miracle pills, …

How to use Plantain as a Natural Remedy for Insect Bites and Stings

  The number one must-have herb for the summer months: With the summer months approaching, now is the time that all the creepy crawlies, snakes and insects come out of hibernation, and the time we need to be wary of bites and stings. In particular, bee stings, snake bites and mosquito bites are synonymous with the warmer weather. The number one herb to have on hand for this purpose is Plantain. Now this is a herb that nearly everyone recognises by sight, but ask anyone what it is, and most people will tell you they have no idea. I know my mother-in-law spent years each summer trying to dig it …

10 Amazing Reasons Why You Want to Take Turmeric Every Day

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To many people, turmeric is that herb that gives curries their bright yellow colour and that wonderful aromatic flavour we all know. But it may surprise you to learn that there are many more benefits to consuming turmeric than just the delicious dishes it makes, which is why it has been used for over 4,000 years to treat many different ailments and diseases. Turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin which gives it the yellow tint, has been the topic of many studies—in fact, it is arguably the world’s most-studied herb! The findings of these studies may help explain why turmeric is such a hot herb in the health world right …