Exercise Basics and Benefits

The definition of exercise is bodily exertion for the sake of training or improvement of health. At the very least, we should all try to be active in some form or another every day, such as walking, housework, gardening, dancing, yard work, climbing stairs instead of taking the elevator or playing with the kids or the dog. For best results, an organized exercise routine will yield more health benefits. Continue reading “Exercise Basics and Benefits”

Natural Remedies for Constipation

There are few feelings worse than that “plugged up” sensation you get when things aren’t moving the way they should. Constipation is one of the most common digestive complaints. Bloating, gas, cramps, and multiple trips to the bathroom can be miserable. Your body is trying to tell you something is wrong and the root cause of these symptoms is in your digestive system. The colon is a breeding ground for both good and bad bacteria, but in a clean, healthy environment the good bacteria will control the bad. Continue reading “Natural Remedies for Constipation”

10 Healthy Ways to Shed 10 Pounds

Besides the fact that most of us would like to lose some weight to look better, there’s the health factor that should be considered. Getting to and staying at our optimal weight has numerous benefits like a healthier heart, less stress on our joints, better blood pressure readings, less risk of diabetes, and on and on. But, let’s face it, losing weight is not an easy task. Below are some tips to help you along the way, but don’t think you have to make the changes all at once. Try one or two to begin with and then add others into your routine as you go. Continue reading “10 Healthy Ways to Shed 10 Pounds”

A Healthy Alternative to Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners

Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni (also known as Stevia, Sweet Leaf and Honey Leaf) is a plant that is cultivated in Korea, China, Paraguay and many other countries around the world. The leaves contain natural compounds that are estimated to be 300 times sweeter than sugar. People in Paraguay and Brazil have used the sweet leaf to sweeten beverages and as an ingredient in medicinal herbal teas for over 1500 years with no harmful effects. Continue reading “A Healthy Alternative to Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners”

Dry Skin Brushing Improves The Lymph System

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for one-fourth of the body’s detoxification each day? That makes it one of the most important elimination organs. Toxicity can gather beneath the skin’s surface from common use of improper pH levels in body soaps, skin creams and anti-perspirants, plus synthetic fibers worn next to the skin. Any one of them can contribute to a variety of skin problems and conditions. Continue reading “Dry Skin Brushing Improves The Lymph System”

Sea Salt vs. Common Table Salt

When organic, unrefined salt is lacking in your diet, weakness and sickness follow. The problem with salt is not the salt itself but the condition of the salt we eat. Our regular table salt no longer has anything in common with the original crystal salt. Salt nowadays is mainly sodium chloride and not salt. With the advent of industrial development, our natural salt was ‘chemically cleaned’ and reduced only to sodium and chloride. Continue reading “Sea Salt vs. Common Table Salt”

The Benefits of A Body Cleanse

If you’ve never done a body cleanse, it’s natural to be a little unsure, or even skeptical, but there are many good reasons to body cleanse. Body cleansing is a fairly simple process that can take just a few days or a month depending on what you choose to do. Just as your ‘outer’ body needs cleansing to be healthy, so does your ‘inner’ body. Continue reading “The Benefits of A Body Cleanse”

Cardio – What You Need to Know

Cardio exercise is exercise that raises your heart rate to a level where you are working, but can still talk. It is important because it makes your heart strong, increases your lung capacity, helps reduce risk of heart attack, helps your sleep better and reduces stress. It also helps you get and keep your weight under control. The latest fitness guidelines suggest doing cardio for 30-60 minutes a day. Continue reading “Cardio – What You Need to Know”

What are Dietary Supplements and Who Needs Them?

A dietary supplement (also known as food supplement) is a preparation that supplies nutrients (such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in a plentiful quantity in your diet. Dietary supplements also include herbs and botanicals. They are taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet or liquid. Current researchers are saying that to help boost health and lengthen lifespan, supplemental nutrients are likely to have great health benefits. Continue reading “What are Dietary Supplements and Who Needs Them?”

Acupuncture: Balancing the Yin and Yang

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. In the United States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Continue reading “Acupuncture: Balancing the Yin and Yang”

All-Natural, Healthy Weight Loss Tips

Weight loss can be a frustrating and sometimes depressing endeavor. Most diet plans limit foods intake without encouraging long lasting lifestyle changes. This is why most people find it very difficult to follow through with a diet plan and maintain weight loss. However, for those with the will and determination to lose weight, the rewards of simple lifestyle changes can be tremendous. A successful dieter will not only look good, but feel good too, and will have learned the value of creating healthy lifestyle choices. Continue reading “All-Natural, Healthy Weight Loss Tips”