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New Beginnings: Quotes to Inspire You

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New beginnings: we all need them, don’t we? Stagnation, whether in your work life, or your relationships, the feeling of being stuck in a situation that isn’t welcome, not being able to move on — these are experiences that life throws at all of us. Every single journey towards a better sense of self brings with it valuable lessons, and as we grow, we learn somehow to be more at peace with ourselves. Most of the times, these battles are hard-won. Especially so when we have broken free of shackles of things that were weighing us down. And while most…

Use Essential Oils to Relieve Stress

Use Essential Oils to Relieve Stress

Did you have a stressful day? Are you feeling anxious or down? If you are suffering from an anxious or stressful day, you need to try a natural solution. Use essential oils to help relieve stress symptoms as well as create a calming and relaxing mindset. How does it work? According to Up Nature, essential oils have aromatic and fragrant molecules, which has a direct effect on your brain. The areas of your brain that are affected by the essential oil molecules are in control of feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression. Essential oils not only have a positive impact…

What is Autoimmune Disease and How Can I Treat It?

What is autoimmune disease and what are the symptoms? According to Wikipedia, autoimmune disease is, “a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part.” Since there are over eighty different kinds of autoimmune diseases and almost any body part at all can be effected, it can be difficult to pinpoint at first. The body’s immune system can either be overactive or underactive. In cases where the immune system is overactive, the body attacks its own tissues, often damaging them. When it’s underactive, vulnerability to further illness and infection increases. Symptoms vary and may fluctuate, but typically involve some…

Exercises and Other Ways to Relieve Painful Sciatica

What is Sciatica and How Can I Treat It? The Mayo Clinic defines sciatica as, “pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. (It) most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.” Since it can be extremely painful and incapacitating for many sufferers, some therapists and…

The Purpose and Menu of a Colon Cleanse Diet

Death Begins in the Colon It may sound far-fetched, but many people believe that “death begins in the colon.” You’re probably wondering what that even means. Originally uttered by holistic guru Dr. Bernard Jensen (who introduced several alternative healing methods to the English-speaking world, lived to be 93 years old, and frequently removed what many considered to be “incurable” diseases from people’s bodies over his lifetime), it primarily means that maintaining good health must first include a clean colon and hygienic diet. When the body expends too much energy on digestion and elimination due to a poor diet and an unclean…

The Pros and Cons of Protein Powder

From Slimfast to Visalis, Mercola Pure to SunWarrior, we’ve all had a protein shake, and chances are — we kinda liked it. Who doesn’t love a tasty and refreshing shake or smoothie made with their favorite protein powder? Toss in some fruits, a few ice cubes, and a spoonful of chia seeds and you’ve even got a healthy meal, right? Well, actually, some people might disagree – and strongly. Let’s check out what the experts have to say about the pros and cons of protein powder. First, let’s look at the pros: You’ll lose weight and/or gain lean muscle Research…

The Healing Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

  Why Try a Raw Food Diet? Although some refer to the raw diet as the “anti-diet”, and prefer to call it a lifestyle promoting the consumption of whole foods in their natural state, the raw food diet has in any case spread like wildfire since its inception. Raw food in its purest form, fresh-picked from the tree or pulled out of the garden, is believed by advocates to brim with naturally present enzymes and nutrients easily absorbed by and beneficial to the body. In their opinion, it is and has always been the ideal food for the human body. In addition…

Sushi: Good or Bad for You?

Sushi: Good or Bad for You?

As a lover of sushi and seafood, I often ask the question: Is sushi good for you? For all you fellow sushi lovers, I have some good news! Sushi can be good for you. Health Benefits of Eating Sushi Omega-3 Fatty Acids Because sushi is made up of fish, it is very healthy for you. Fish is a great source for the heart-healthy fat called omega-3 fatty acids. Experts say that on average, people should be consuming two servings of fish every week. Salmon, trout, and tuna are the best options if you want to eat omega-3 fatty acids. Protein With tons…

The Health Benefits of Water Fasting

Is a water fast worthwhile? Very few people would even consider attempting any type of severe caloric restriction at all, let alone a fast consisting only of water. But, believe it or not, some folks are sold on the concept of water fasting — not only trying it once, but incorporating it (even for extended amounts of time — like 40 days!) into their lifestyles. They claim it’s an excellent way to detoxify the body due to the body’s “self-cleaning” mechanisms which, simply put, come into play when the energy expended on food digestion is halted. Health benefits like reducing the symptoms of (and even reversing…

Om: Meaning and Its Divine Secrets

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If you are into yoga or pranayama or meditation, chances are you will already have been introduced to Om. It is a spiritual symbol in the Hindu religion and has significance as a sacred symbol. You might not know that it is also a chant or a mantra that is prevalent in other faiths like Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. The curious curl that you are familiar with is actually om as written in Sanskrit. Especially in Hinduism, Om is seen as one of the foundational symbols. Often found in the beginning of all the holy scriptures in Hinduism, it is…

Meditation Techniques for Beginners

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The benefits of meditation have been in evidence for centuries now. Meditation techniques have been tried and tested for decades, and continue to evolve. And ways to meditate are now more innovative than ever before, thanks to technological advancements. For example, even if you don’t stay near a gurgling stream or a waterfall, you can go online and just look for an audio or video file to help you in your meditative process. But if you have never tried meditation before, it can seem daunting. How do you get to that state of stillness, where your mind is emptied of…

The Jennifer Lopez Diet

How does J-Lo still look so good? Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Lopez keeps in shape for the countless singing and dancing performances and even acting roles she has on her schedule — while being over 40 to boot? We did, too. Being diehard fans since she started her career as a Fly Girl on MadTV’s In Living Color, we had to know how she kept it all together so well. So we checked it all out and found her secret: it’s eating right and exercise, y’all. Sorry! She also makes sure she gets enough sleep — about 8 hours…

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