Category Health

Tombak’s Rules for a Healthy Diet

March 13, 2015 Nutrition

healthy diet

Mikhail Tombak, author of several bestsellers about health and healing using natural cures graduated from the Faculty of biology and chemistry of the Russian University and was head of the Centre for Health Sciences in Moscow.

Approaching a holistic health system, in his most famous books “Can We Live 150 Years?” and “Cure the Incurable”, Tombak recommends internal body cleansing, exercise, breathing properly, eating less, drinking fresh vegetable and fruit juice, using sauna and taking care of our thoughts and emotional needs in order to live a longer and better life.

In his book “Can We Live 150 Years?”, Tombak states a few principles for a healthy diet. Some of them are easy to follow, for others it takes more time and will to carry on. Here they are:

1. Eat only local food or...

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Fertility Foods

January 5, 2014 Nutrition

pregnancyThere are many studies which have shown that nutrition can have an impact on ovulation and a healthy pregnancy. Depending on the foods we choose – the so-called fertility foods – they can protect the egg and sperm from free radicals and give the baby the nutrients he needs for a healthy start. Or, on the contrary, they can harm fertility.

It seems that the food we eat today can impact the health of the egg/sperm within the next 90 days and that many of the anovulation cases can be solved by making changes in the diet. According to a Harvard research, women who made changes in at least five lifestyle factors, including their diet, reduced the risk of infertility caused by ovulatory disorders by more than 80 percent...

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Properties of Himalayan Salt

October 16, 2013 Nutrition

Himalayan saltAt first glance we might be tricked into thinking that salt is just salt, so it’s all the same. But this isn’t actually true. Besides the salt that we usually find in hypermarkets, which contains chemical substances, there is one kind of salt with special properties: Himalayan salt. It is considered the purest salt in the world, being extracted from the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan, without any mechanical devices.

Common salt is very poor in minerals. It contains mostly sodium chloride, iodine and even sugar. Being processed at very high temperatures, it becomes a salt that the body sees as an invader – the sodium chloride. According to some studies, the body wastes a lot of cellular water trying to neutralize the sodium chloride in table salt...

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Natural Remedies for Oral Herpes

October 6, 2013 Natural remedies

oral herpesHerpes Simplex Virus (HSV) infections usually affect the mouth and lips (oral herpes or HSV-1), causing painful blisters filled with fluid, cold sores, burning around the mouth and sometimes fever. The mouth can swell and the blisters look bad enough to ruin the day and the following few days. Not to mention how uncomfortable a herpes infection could be before a special event like a party or other special occasions.

Besides the antiviral medication used to treat oral herpes, there are also natural remedies that have been effective in limiting its nasty effects. In Oriental medicine herpes is called “heat lesion” or “burning-fire lesion” and treatment focuses on clearing the wind-heat and detoxifying the heat-toxins...

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Watermelon – Refreshing and Healthy

September 10, 2013 Nutrition

watermelonWatermelons are delicious and refreshing. On top of that, there are more and more studies showing that they are also very healthy.

The red color of watermelons is given by lycopene, the same component responsible for the red color of tomatoes. They are also rich in beta carotene, vitamin A and C. Both lycopene and beta carotene are associated with lower risk of cancer, probably because they boost the antioxidant levels. Moreover, research published in the American Journal of Nutrition showed that higher intake of lycopene in men reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

According to the same source, a 6 weeks treatment with watermelon extract in obese subjects helped reduce their blood pressure...

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The Wonders of Chia Seeds

August 11, 2013 Nutrition

chia seedsChia seeds are little black and white seeds that have been used as early as the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures. The word “chia”means strength in the Mayan culture.

They are frequently used in raw vegan nutrition but their health benefits should give everyone enough reasons to try them. Chia seeds are so nutritious and healthy that they are considered one of the so-called superfoods. A complete source of protein with all 8 amino acids, rich in omega 3 fats, fiber, minerals and antioxidants, this precious food can be added to yogurt or soups. It can also make a delicious pudding for breakfast when combined with water, your favorite fruit, a bit of honey and a pinch of cinnamon.

Chia seeds are gluten free and have surprising benefits for your health...

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Why Should I Eat Bilberry?

July 14, 2013 Natural remedies

bilberryBilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus) has one of the richest content in anthocyanins, which is found in red, purple or blue fruits. Bilberry have a pleasant sweet-sour taste and a lot of health benefits.

Bilberry is known to have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and lipid-lowering effects. These fruits also improve vision, protect from cardiovascular and circulatory disease and reduce oxidative stress.

Top health benefits of bilberry

1. Antioxidant effects – Athocyanins fight free radicals and protect the cells against oxidative stress.

2. Antiseptic effect – Bilberry inhibits the adhesion of bacteria to cell walls. Thus, it is responsible for microbial killing. It can also be used to enhance the effects of antibiotics...

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Healing Properties of Honey

June 19, 2013 Natural remedies

honeyThe difference between raw honey and the one usually found in the supermarket can be significant. Raw honey which has not been processed, heated or pasteurized has extraordinary healing properties.

On his website, Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., quotes a series of articles by Dr. Molan, referring to clinical reports and experimental studies about using honey to treat wounds. The evidence which supports these articles proves that its healing properties are much more than folklore.

Briefly, here’s what honey can do, based on clinical observations:

- Use of honey can reduce inflammation, swelling and pain on wounds and hasten the healing, sometimes in a spectacular way, just in a few days. Different studies indicated that infected wounds become sterile in 3 to 10 days when using honey dressings.

- A...

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11 Reasons for Inline Skating

June 13, 2013 Sports

roller skatingExercising doesn’t have to be boring and bothersome. You can really have fun while you put your muscles to work and tone your body. Swimming, inline skating and cycling are fun, that’s for sure. But they are very healthy, at the same time. Today we deal with roller skating.

11 reasons to roller skate your way to health

It’s better than jogging because of its low impact on joints.

Being an outdoor activity, inline skating is better for your mental health, it gives you more energy and more positive engagement.

It improves your coordination, mobility, balance and agility.

It improves blood circulation and is a great workout for the heart.

It develops especially the muscles of the lower body: thighs, butt and lower leg muscles. Skating is one of the best exercises for the butt muscles.

It tone...

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10 Foods that Can Lower Your Cholesterol

June 8, 2013 Nutrition

oatmeal lowers cholesterolMedicines which keep the bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipoprotein) under control can have unwanted side effects. On the other hand, diet plays an important role in maintaining our health and overcoming diseases. Healthy oils, fibre, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, nuts are good allies in the fight against the bad cholesterol.

Here are 10 foods that have been found to lower cholesterol numbers.

Oatmeal & oat bran, whole grains – A bowl of oatmeal and one banana contain around 2.5 of soluble fiber which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Barley and other whole grains can fight cholesterol as well.

Fibre – Beans, peas, lentils and other pulses are rich in soluble fibre. During the digestion process, which is longer than for other foods, the fiber removes the ...

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