Category Lifestyle

The Most Harmful Types of Plastic

July 1, 2015 Lifestyle

bottles_plastic_bottle_bottleA brief inventory of the objects you use everyday might be scary in terms of how many of them are made of plastic. You could avoid the overuse of plastic if you choose to replace plastic bottles with glass or stainless steel bottles and use only clothes made from natural fabrics, especially for children because plastic could be harmful to them. Toys could also be replaced with objects made of cotton, though many of the toys are BPA free these days.

Plastic is made from petroleum and likely to be toxic to the environment, human and animal health. But let’s find a bit more about some of the most harmful plastics that you should avoid as much as possible: polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride,  and polycarbonate.

PVC or polyvinyl chloride is probably the substance most extensively used – from ja...

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Colon Cleansing – Necessary or Not?

November 3, 2013 Lifestyle

colon cleansingColon cleansing, colon hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation refer to the same procedure: cleansing of the colon with water. This procedure dates way back, but only lately it has been developed so that no discomfort or unpleasant smells are involved. The water is inserted through a tube into the rectum. It is performed by colon hydrotherapists using a special machine which flushes the water inside. The water is then released through bowel movement and the procedure could be repeated. Water could also be combined with herbs, probiotics or coffee.

How it could help

Proponents of colon cleansing consider that the colon accumulates toxins that it cannot eliminated naturally...

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How to Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

August 26, 2013 Lifestyle

remove pesticidesEating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit, but what about all the pesticides they could contain? And they are likely to contain a lot of pesticides, unless they are organically grown.

Strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, greens, peppers are considered the products with the highest levels if pesticides. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables like bananas, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados, watermelon or pineapple usually keep less pesticide residue.

The good news is that we can remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables – at least a great deal of them.

Water or water and soap?

The simplest way to remove pesticides is by washing fruits and veggies throughly. You can also add some soap or detergent in the water...

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So, what exactly is Feng Shui?

May 8, 2013 Lifestyle

feng shuiFeng Shui Philosophy

Many of us know that Feng Shui has something to do with the Chinese art of interior design in which certain elements fit in a specific place to attract positive energies. Let’s try to get a little bit more info about Feng Shui. Nothing too complicated, only the basics.

The terms mean wind (Feng) and water (Shui), two natural elements crucial to humankind survival. Feng Shui is based on the Taoist philosophy of living in harmony with all elements of nature. All living things are considered filled with life energy or qi.

Feng Shui aims at bringing balance and comfort into our environment, whether it’s our home or office environment...

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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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Homemade Cleaners for a Better Life

March 17, 2013 Lifestyle

homemade cleanersNowadays there are a lot of ready-to-buy green cleaning products which are harmless for our health and for the environment as well. However, you can resort to homemade cleaners when you want to save some money or you have just run out of the usual cleaning products. When you decide to switch to homemade cleaners only it would be better to test them one by one, slowly, in order to find out what works better in your house. It may be a little more difficult at the beginning but it’s for you to decide whether it’s worth the effort or not.

The most common and effective natural cleaning products are vinegar, lemon and baking soda. Their effects can be enhanced by essential oils with antiseptic and antibacterial properties like tea tree essential oil or pine essential oil.

Vinegar

Vinegar is sim...

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Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Living

February 26, 2013 Lifestyle

healthy livingEvery day we can do little things for a healthy living: from the way we breath, to the way we think. Here are a few of them:

- Breath – it’s really important to take at least 60 deep correct breaths and then release the air carefully, every day.

- Rest – try to go to sleep earlier in the evening to make sure your organs have plenty of time to recover. Adults usually need about eight hours of sleep each night.

- Make time for yourself – it doesn’t have to be much time, 20 or 30 minutes a day are enough to relieve stress.

- Exercise – Three times a week is the least we can do to make sure our heart stays healthy and we keep our muscles trained...

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Fighting Insomnia – Tips for a Good Night Sleep

January 31, 2013 Lifestyle

insomniaInsomnia is a a disease which can become chronic and seriously affect our health, causing depression, chronic fatigue and many other problems. Thus, it’s important to avoid sleep disorder in the first place by creating a healthy sleep routine. Dr. Mark Hyman recommends a few rules in order to have a good relaxing night’s sleep. Here are several of these rules.

First of all, ideally, you should start preparing about two hours before getting to bed by dimming the lights, reducing mental stimuli and maybe getting off the computer.

Our body has a rhythm of his own, that’s why we should try to go to bed and get up at the same hours every day...

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