Monthly Archives April 2013

Cherries – Deliciously Healthy

April 30, 2013 Nutrition

cherriesCherries are so great that you can enjoy them simply for their taste. But on top of that, they are also very healthy. So, if you love cherries you will be happy to know that research showed they have many positive health effects. And if you don’t love them, maybe you will come to reconsider.

One of the studies was conducted by dr. Russell J. Reiter, professor of neuroendocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, quoted by Bob Trott. The study revealed that tart cherries contain melatonin, a hormone produced by the body and considered able to fight insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin soothes the nervous system, thus having positive effects in case of neurosis and headaches.

Cherries are rich in antioxidants, which are responsible for a great deal of their benefi...

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Swimming – Lots of Fun and Benefits

April 26, 2013 Sports

swimmingSwimming is one of the best ways to get fit, with a lot of health benefits and no contraindications. It can be practiced at any age and even by people with health problems. The only barrier that could stop you from swimming might be not having a pool nearby. Or the fact that it is more expensive than other sports which require almost no financial effort.

Robyn Stuhr, exercise physiologist and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, interviewed by WebMD, says that “Swimming will increase your stamina, can help ward off diabetes and high blood pressure, and relieves stress”.

Main health benefits of swimming and water-based exercise

Swimming and water aerobic classes are recommended for people with chronic diseases, like arthritis and os...

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Natural Remedies for Eyes Wrinkles

April 21, 2013 Beauty

Eyes WrinklesEyes wrinkles … sooner all later we see them and there is not much we can do about them. However, when eyes wrinkles and crow feet appear at an early age there are natural remedies we could resort to in order to reduce them.

Here are the most frequently recommended natural solutions to keep the skin toned and prevent wrinkles for as long as possible.

General lifestyle recommendations

  1. It’s not just words that beauty comes from the inside. For instance, Dandelion can detox the skin, purify the blood and lymphatic system, thus making our skin healthier and more beautiful. Other herbs that could help are Horsetail and Rosemary.
  2. According to studies made at the University of Maryland Medical Center, green and black tea, as well as soy extracts could be effective in reducing under eyes wri...
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The Vegan Bible: The China Study

April 18, 2013 Nutrition

veganThe vegan diet, like many facts about nutrition, is subject to many debates. While some “traditional” medicine doctors and nutrition specialists consider vegans to lack essential nutrients from animal proteins, others say the contrary. If you are interested in healthy eating you are probably familiar with “The China Study” written by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell MD. The book offers clear and concise arguments in favour of a plant-based diet.

Briefly, the authors examine the relationship between animal protein consumption and several chronic illnesses like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. One of the most complex study on nutrition was made in China...

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One Hobby and No Stress

April 13, 2013 Mental balance

HobbySometimes our lifestyle is so stressful that it seems to wipe off all the joy. We are so tense that we forget to smile and enjoy the little things. But the more intense the stress, the more we should focus on finding activities to relieve stress. Finding a hobby is one of the most pleasant and fulfilling ways to counterbalance a stressful job and enrich our lives.

The best thing about a hobby is that it doesn’t require previous experience. Once you find it you simply have to take the time to do it, whether it’s reading, working out, gardening, keeping a pet or taking pictures.

If you are in search of a hobby you could try more activities until you find the ONE. And it would be best to choose something that you can afford...

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Propolis – Top Health Benefits

April 10, 2013 Natural remedies

propolisWhat is propolis

Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive” (source: Wikipedia). But twentieth century research showed propolis to be effective also in other ways besides protection against outside elements. It sanitizes the hive by inhibiting bacterial growth and prevents putrefaction within the hive, according to the same source.

Main health benefits

Made of resins from plants and trees, wax, essential oils, pollen an a combination of vitamins, minerals and bioflavonoids, propolis is considered the most powerful natural antibiotic...

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Correct Breathing

April 6, 2013 Lifestyle

breathingProbably the simplest way to check whether your breathing is correct or not is to place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Then take a deep, deep breath while observing which hand moves first. In case the hand on the chest moves first and considerably more compared to the one on the abdomen the bad news is that you are not breathing correctly. The good news is that you have found out and now you can do something about it.

The problem with chest breathing is that we don’t use the diaphragm to its full capacity and our lungs don’t get enough oxygen to replenish the brain and vital organs with essential nutrients. Moreover, we don’t release all the air inside, so we always have a mixture of fresh air from the next breath and “the old” air...

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Enjoy the Outdoor Exercise Routine

April 2, 2013 Sports

Outdoor exercise routineThe benefits of a daily exercise routine are priceless, while the lack of exercise ruins all other efforts for a healthy body and mind, like healthy food or keeping up the good spirits… we all know it. However, knowing it is not enough to motivate us to exercise daily or at least 3-4 times per week. So, while some manage to get good results with indoor exercise, either at home or at the gym, others are still in search of a good motivation.

Exercising outdoor could be the key to success. Especially now, when the warm weather is here, tempting us to go outside and enjoy the sun and the fresh air. Moreover, you should know that there are benefits to exercising outdoor that are lost on a treadmill. Here are just three of them:

  • Outdoor workout eliminates many of the common excuses for not ke...

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