Category Archives: General wellness

How negative emotions influence your organs.

15 March

#MindBodyConnection #Health #Wellness #HolisticWellbeing

Did you really think you can get away with feeling depressed or sad or angry every single day? Of course you can’t! Like with stress, emotions do have an effect on our bodily functions and our organs.

If you want to think of yourself as a holistic being, you need to understand that whatever is going on in one part of your being does influence the other areas.

Anger for instance, is associated with the liver. When you remain furious for too long, it will have a negative influence on that specific organ. This may cause a variety of symptoms including loss of appetite and bad indigestion. Prolonged or suppressed anger and frustration may cause a stagnant liver, which in turn can result in severe depression.

Don’t believe me? Well, the body-mind connection is a reality and if you need more information, feel free to read Phallavi Thakur’s article on the subject here.

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Benefits of Cardio

7 March

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Healthy bedtime snacks

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How many times have your child poked you awake in the middle of the night and announced that he is hungry? As a parent, I often just sigh, get up and give them some crisps and a glass of milk. Cloudb, a blog focusing on sleeping tips, suggests that we should make a bedtime snack part of a child’s routine.

Now, please, don’t just give in to the temptation of grabbing something quick and stuffing your child with high calorie snacks. You will have them bouncing off the walls and you may end up clawing at those same walls in frustration!

You need calming foods such as bananas, milk. Bananas, for instance, are packed with vitamin B6 and magnesium. B6 is a vitamin that aids the body in producing serotonin, a relaxing neurotransmitter, that aids in sleep. Magnesium, also found abundantly in almond butter, prevents insomnia.

In addition to the snacks mentioned in the image above, you can consider tart cherry juice, which is a source of melatonin, the sleep regulating hormone. A cup of popcorn, dusted with cinnamon and paprika, is also ideal. The carbs in popcorn aids the release of insulin, which has been proved to influence your circadian clock and helps to boost your metabolism. For more of these snack ideas, click here.

Of course these snacks can also be helpful for grown-ups. If you are like me, you will feel a bit peckish before you hit the sack. I tend to grab the easiest bite in the grocery cupboard, cookies! Oops! You’ll fare better when choosing wisely from the selection I’ve suggested above. Perhaps, tonight, I’ll give that cherry juice a go!

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CLOUDB.  2013.  10 Quick and healthy bedtime snacks.  [Web:] bit.ly/1BuvIaH                      MIGALA, Jessica.  2014.  10 Perfect bedtime snacks.  [Web:] Prevention: bit.ly/2HUjh0Z

 

Take care of yourself: top tips how

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#SelfCare #SelfImprovement #Happiness #StressRelief

Read the full article by Emma Boucher  here.

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BOUCHER, Emma.  2015.  10 Top self-care tips every busy woman needs.  [Web:] bit.ly/2owjlvG

5 Unhealthy Habits Everyone Needs To Ditch Now: A Doctor Explains

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Article via @mindbodygreen by dr Rachel Abrams

“Is it possible to avoid heart attacks, ulcers, headaches, cancer, and other poor health events? YES! It is true that we don’t have complete control over the universe, and sometimes, “shit happens,” but it is very clear that negative health triggers increase our risk for poor health events. Knowing what they are and avoiding them just might save your life.” [Abrams:2017]

Dr Rachel Abrams tells us how bad stress, inactivity, unconscious eating and a few other bad habits, can influence our physical well-being.

Read the full article here.

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ABRAMS, Rachel, Dr.  2017.  MBG (Mind Body Green)

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20 Natural Home Remedies

Via @PreventionMag

[Excerpt only. Read original article by PAMELA BOND dated March 5, 2014 here.]

We are often caught off guard with minor aches and pains, something that you may feel not serious enough to rush to your GP for, yet serious enough to cause major discomfort and/or embarressment. The hangover after a night of indulgence, for instance. How do you explain that to a medical expert?

Sometimes it is not so much muscular aches or the common cold that can add grief to our lives, sometimes it is just something like discolored teeth or insomnia caused by your better half snoring away until the early hours (then, of course, the lack of rest can cause a whole range of other complaints: red eyes and a pounding head ache amongst others).

Pamela Bond put together a lovely slideshow with photographs of the compounds you can use to quickly relieve some of your most common ailments and complaints together with easy-to-understand tips on how to prepare and administer said remedies.

I took the liberty of mentioning the problems and the type of remedies used below. For more details on preparation and use, please continue to the original article here or click on the ailment to go to that specific slide.

  1. Nausea = Ginger
  2. Hiccups  = Sugar
  3. Sore throat = Garlic
  4. Cough = Dark Chocolate
  5. Fever = Linden flower tea
  6. Burn  = Aloe Vera
  7. Flatulence = Peppermint capsules
  8. Foot odor = Vinegar
  9. Cold = Lemon
  10. Bad breath = Lemon Juice
  11. Chapped lips = Olive oil
  12. Stiff neck = Contrast hydrotherapy—a quick blast of hot, then cold water
  13. Snoring = Put a tennis ball in a shirt pocket cut from an old T-shirt and sew it to the midback of your tight pajama top. The discomfort forces you to roll over and sleep on your side – without waking you up.
  14. Insomnia = Cherries
  15. Puffy, tired eyes =  Black tea
  16. Stained teeth = Strawberries
  17. Prevent a headache = 200-400mg Magnesium
  18. Prevent a hangover = Take a B-50 complex before bedtime.
  19. Menstrual cramps = Crampbark tincture
  20. Dry skin, rashes, and eczema = Oatmeal

SOURCE:

BOND, Pamela  2014/03/15  20 Natural Home Remedies: A trove of quick DIY fixes for everything from stomach upset to the common cold. [Web:] PreventionMag.  [Date of Access:] 23 September 2015

10 Powerful Affirmations that can Change Your Life

Via #BodyMindSoulSpirit

Original article posted on June 4, 2015 by Josh RichardsonPrevent Disease

Read original article here.

10 POWERFUL AFFIRMATIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

*I can achieve GREATNESS*

*Today, I am brimming with ENERGY and overflowing with JOY*

*I LOVE and ACCEPT myself for who I am* 

*My body is HEALTHY; my mind is BRILLIANT; my soul is TRANQUIL*

*I BELIEVE I can do everything*

*Everything that is happening now is happening for my ULTIMATE GOOD*

*I am the ARCHITECT of my life; I BUILD its foundation and CHOOSE its contents*

*I FORGIVE those who harmed me in my past & peacefully detach from them*

*My ability to CONQUER challenges is limitless; my potential to SUCCEED is infinite*

*Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more POSITIVE ones*

Click here to read more about each affirmation