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January 2016

How to Stay Focused at Work for Productivity

 

Despite what we might hear from the media out there, human beings are not really efficient in multi-tasking. There are a lot of things that steal our attention off the things we have to prioritize; thus, we end up being fruitless at the end of the work day. This fosters that feeling of dissatisfaction when we don’t usually finish things off.

But if we concentrate mainly on something, and devote our full effort and attention on a particular task, we get to a mental stage of ease and optimum absorption. Only when we match our skill set with the task we do become focused on a single task critical to everyone else’s satisfaction.

 

Interruptions

In learning how to stay focused, the primary step is to eliminate anything that causes distractions. In today’s work environment, there are a lot of distractions that crucially affect the valued notion of workforce productivity. One loses focus when we tend to split our attention over so many things.

So, what are these interruptions that rob you off your concentration? Is it hunger because you are not eating in the morning? Your e-mails? Or your boss that chats you up? Your Twitter feed that continuously pinging you? Your smart phone’s Clash of Clans alert? A practical tip is to jot down those diversions at your workplace. Sit down and identify those factors. You’ll find that these little things you multi-task are the complete anti-thesis of full concentration.

 

Restructure your life

For the mental aspect of things, one has to restructure his or her daily life so that one might have quiet time to focus one thing at a single point in time. You have to readjust your mind’s eye in order to see clearly. In doing this, you might want to set off about 60-90 minute “chunks” where you sit down and work on a single task only. This is the recommended length of time as not to make one exhausted.

For example, if you read e-mails; you should do nothing else. You might also want to mute your phone at work; which would dramatically help you improve your concentration at work.

After doing just that, a 10 to 15 minute-breaks may be allotted for those other things that you intentionally put off before reading the e-mails. After that period off your main activity, come back and go to the next priority assignment. You’ll be surprised to get the priority work done efficiently, in a shorter time.

You see, the key really is in breaking the tasks to smaller chunks. Studies show that it can take 10 to 15 minutes to get our minds on track after being distracted. So, this “chunk principle” solves this delay by handling one thing at a time. Take note that the key to being productive at work is by shutting off those unnecessary distractions with self-discipline.

 

Get physical

For other simple tips to improve your physical concentration, experts found out that an increase in physical activity allows better blood circulation for our brain. A regular work routine helps improve our gray matter as it also lowers the blood pressure. Thirty minutes to an hour of exercise before going to work, performed many times in a week, would help sharpen our minds and gets us more pumped up for work.

 

Watch the diet

Diet, although mostly overlooked as an important factor in workplace productivity, is extremely important. Your growling belly at work can be silenced by eating “the most important meal of the day” – your breakfast. It is a no-brainer that eating breakfast helps us stay awake and nourished after hours of no food intake during our sleep at night.

Food intake should also be watched carefully; and at the workplace, avoiding fatty and sugary foods can help improve one’s mental efficiency. A fatty kind of diet leaves the body sluggish and lethargic; which apparently, is not a good way to feel while working. As an alternative to that diet, one may eat low-fat foods.

Sugar-rich foods can actually make the mind more easily distracted because of those bouncy calories in it. Instead of those high-energy intake, fruits like apple or orange is a munch substitute. Another simple trick for improved concentration is to get yourself hydrated. Always have a bottle of water ready on your desk. It is suggested that an individual needs to partake a minimum of eight glasses of those replenishing liquids every day.

Supplements

You might also want to consider taking multivitamins before zooming off to work. A simple iron pill might do the trick especially during those times when we feel our brain gets cluttered and foggy.

 

Feed your mind

In your spare time, instead of being sedentary or checking your Facebook newsfeed, you may keep your brain alert by solving crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Scrabble or other board games. Any mental activity that keeps you awake and going contributes greatly in one’s work productivity – it’s like a brain workout. A sound mind enables the body to perform on the optimal level.

Another mental activity that produces wonders is meditation. It is that act of emptying your mind of thoughts which aids relaxation, contemplation, and even mental development. You may give yourself more quiet time by, say, an hour of meditation a day.

 

Final Words

You see, there are plenty of ways to flex those mental muscles and stay focused at work. And as an action plan, why don’t you mentally write down about five things that cause you distraction at the office. Take note on its value and find ways of eliminating it.

Being able to concentrate properly is critical on the kind of results that we want. By getting rid of those diversions, you will be able to gain that essential focused energy you need. And as how the late Steve Jobs puts it: “Focusing is about saying no… And the result of that focus is going to be some really great products where its total is greater than the sum of its parts.” By keeping focused, you become a productive member of the workforce – and a happy one, too!

 

 

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Snoring: The Myths and Facts

 

Snoring refers to the snorting and other similar noises a person makes while sleeping. About a half of the population has a habit of snoring while sleeping, so it can be said that snoring is common but it being common doesn’t makes it normal. Snoring can affect a person’s sleep cycle, thus causing tiredness during the following day. Lack of proper sleep for a long term in turn can cause medical problems and also will show signs of aging in the skin, tired and saggy complexion.

 

Reasons behind snoring:

The hindrance in movement of air through the mouth and nose causes snoring. More the blockage in path of the air, louder is the sound. There are many factors that promote snoring like alcohol consumption, smoking, working in dense chemicals and factory environment without proper masks and sometimes lung conditions including cysts and cancers.

 

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Causes of snoring:

  • Ageing: Muscles start to lose their flexibility and resilience, thus the inside of your throat becomes congested with lose muscles and increases chances of you snoring.
  • Sinus and other medical conditions: Blocked sinuses or throat block the air path and leads to snoring.
  • Obesity: Fatter amount around the neck area causes muscles to lose flexibility, thus causes snoring.
  • Smoking: Smoking causes a number of problems related to breathing. The fumes and tar can block the airways and contribute to snoring.
  • Sleep posture: Various sleeping postures are bad for people with snoring problem.

 

5 Myths about snoring

  1. “Snoring is untreatable”

False! Snoring is not a disease, it is just a condition and surely is treatable There are many options from changing your sleep posture to using some nasal or oral anti-snore appliances or in very serious conditions, taking prescribed medicines.

  1. “Dizziness during work hours means person is not getting enough sleep”

Wrong. Daytime dizziness can occur even when a person is getting enough sleep. Such sleepiness can be a sign of an underlying health condition or sleep disorder like sleep apnea. So do seek professional help to correctly diagnose the cause of this symptom.

 

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  1. “Only an hours sleep loss will not affect you much during the next day”

Lack of proper sleep may not make you visibly sleepy but it can meddle with your thought process and result in compromised and over-fastened judgement and delayed reflexes.

  1. “More sleep cures daytime fatigue”

A deep sleep is more important than a long sleep of lower quality. Being said that, a rem-sleep is very much important and cannot be replaced by any number of polyphasic sleep cycles or 9 hours of fluctuating sleep.

  1. “Cleaning and unclogging the nose cures snoring”

False. A clogged nose contributes to more and louder snoring but it is not the only factor. Snoring depends on tongue, jaw, throat muscles, and nose. Impaired functioning of any of the said body parts can result in problems like snoring, sleep apnea and other disorders.

 

How to treat snoring?

Snoring will not go away instantly, it takes time. Even the medication will either relieve it for one night or will take time. Although there are little changes you can make here and there in your routine so as to diminish it over time:

  • Sleep on your side, not on your back.
  • Do not consume alcohol in the evening.
  • Do regular exercises, especially throat exercises.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Take at least 6 hours of deep rem sleep daily.
  • For loud snorers, use nasal strips or appliances.

 

Are you a snorer? Relationship in trouble?

Doesn’t matter how close you may think you are but nobody likes hearing noises when they are sleeping. Especially not when the noises are those repetitive annoying snores!


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Snoring can cause many relationship problems like:

  • Sleeping solo. Your partner may ask you to sleep alone in a different room or you might do it own your own out of guilt.
  • Lack of a good night sleep and can cause irritability, thus making your temper short and potentially increasing your chances of a fight with your colleague, partner or other people.
  • Your partner can also start loathing you because he/she might be using ear plugs to sleep properly without letting you know that he/she is not comfortable in sleeping around noises.
  • You can also start resenting your partner for keeping on telling you to stop snoring. You might feel like your partner is being rude and not understanding the situation

So if you care about your partner, then do take initiatives to cure your snoring and letting them know that you care. This will benefit both of you.

Sometimes in the beginning you will not even realise that you have a snoring problem, until it gets too late and your partner is totally fed up with your snoring habits. And when he/she starts reminding you to stop snoring in the middle of night, you might get angry thinking he/she only thinks about himself/herself while on the other side your partner will see it as you being a selfish person and do not really care about his/her needs.

 

Steps to a happy snore-less relationship

  • Snoring is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a physical condition, just like a sprain or a cough. And it is fully treatable, so do not panic or feel sad about it.
  • Do not take suggestions from your partner as jibes or taunts, he/she is only trying to help you and also their lack of proper sleep due to “your” snoring is probably making them uneasy. So do not take it personally and just focus on the solutions of the problem
  • Show your partner that you care about their wellness. If you are the snorer then show them that you are making efforts to put an end to this, or if you are the partner of the snorer then be polite and helping, show you care and let them take their time in getting things done.
  • Keep your head open; know when you think that your action might be unprofessional or uncompassionate; simply put-your action being wrong. Not just for snorers, but for everyone, you should think twice before making a decision that may affect you in future, especially when you are aware that your head is not in its best functioning state.

So if you’re a snorer and happen to be reading this then get up make up your mind and start right away before it’s late.

 

 

 

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5 Tips for Healthy Meals for Kids

 

Most moms would want a stress free life, who wouldn’t?

Better nutrition for the kids or children.

More quality time for the family.

Easy and simple. But this is hardly the case nowadays.

 

5 Tips for Healthy Meals for Kids

 

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1# Learn to be Kid-friendly

 

Lighten the mood. Change the approach.

Simply put, get in the child’s mind.

Crafting healthy meals for fussy kids are never easy. But this should not stop you from dishing out creative ways to make them view health meals as bland or lifeless, let alone – utter hard work to stomach (pun intended).

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Children love colours, right? Well, make meals using colourful veggies. Visuals, the works. Bright and eye-catching meals are definitely exciting!

 

 

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#2 Have fun with shapes

 

Call me crazy, but it should work!

Kids love some playtime element in their world so why take advantage of it?

I know, I know, this is going to be hard work. But your children are the best gifts in the world, so why not do the ‘extra’ mile?

One practical way to do this is to get a sort of made for kids food slicer which comes in little components of different shapes and colours, the kind of thing that you use to make letters for cakes and cookies. There is no reason why you can’t use this with vegetables as well – your mind is the only limit to what you can do (serious? smile please).

Here is one sample item that I found online called farm animal dough cutters, this is from Amazon in case you want to have a look at it

(click here)

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There you go, few steps closer to easy, healthy meals for kids!

Proud parent, aren’t you?

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#3 Have them around in the kitchen when you are cooking

 

This might seem traditional and overly suggested but it could work really well. After all, when children feel that they are involved in the process, they retain information much more, as well as feel more ‘involved’ and valued in such strategy.

Various things you can do this:

Tell them that they can play assistant chefs for the day. Why not? Kids hate boring stuff, so why not do some kiddie role plays?

In this process they will learn to view cooking, and food, as something ‘good’ of an experience. I also think that once kids see the amount of work mom or dad has to go through to magic those delicious meals, then they can learn to appreciate more. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

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#4 Have some Education Time

 

This is not lecture time, tell the kids.

Try to find some kiddie magazines and books with large and colourful illustrations, strong visuals on foods or dishes, even if it’s about cakes.

When you flip through the pages, make a storytelling kind of session with your kids, dont forget to involve them too via Q and A. You could ask them what the photo is about, and then maybe ask them about the nutrients or so, and what the benefits are.

These are interactive and quality time activities for you and the children. No doubt, the benefits are immense as well, both in their knowledge and the way they view health meals.

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#5 Re-invent the Meals

Variety and new approaches to things might be the key to getting children to give healthy meals a chance.

Concrete example would be substituting unhealthy ingredients with good ones. Take for example: Spaghetti Bolognese

Instead of using the usual pasta, why not go for veggie spirals? These are veggies that are shaped like spirals in order to appear like spaghetti shapes. Zucchini would be a great vegetable for this.

With the pasta sauce, if you want to avoid allergies, ditch the tomato sauce! Try to make a home version of it: use just olive oild, sea salt, a bit of pepper, a bit paprika to give some colour to the dish, and maybe a dash of honey and lemon juice.

(I would stay away from the usual pasta sauces in jars as they can containt loads of additives, but if you can find a very good gluten free version online, give them a try, although tomatoes per se are a big allergen)

Another dish that you could try to re-invent would be pancakes for snack times. So with this, try to use healthy flours like gluten free flour or sweet potato flour, even coconut ones. Give up dairy milk for the mix, instead use the coconut milk for this. Add in natural honey to sweeten, use the raw and unpasteurised one so the nutrients are still intact.

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Omega-3 Benefits

What is omega-3?

According to Wikipedia, Omega 3 are polyunsaturated fats. It has two main components, mainly EPA and DHA which are vital in our human body.

 

Health Benefits of Omega-3

Some people might be skeptical at first and have some burning questions about this supplement:

Does omega 3 work?

What are the advantages of omega 3?

 

Well, read the article full on and most things are laid out for you!

 

Omega-3s are Good for the heart

Eating a diet rich in omega-3 is said to benefit the cardiovascular health, brain and nervous system health.

According to the Harvard Education site or HSPH, omega-3 fats may lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve blood vessel function and lower inflammatory triglycerides therefore lessening the probability of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.

I think this is the most favoured benefits of taking omega 3, so far….

(source http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/)

 

Lowered Risk of Prostate Cancer

According to Harvard Education HSPH, a study conducted by the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and others bared results that suggest that men whose diets are rich in the fatty acids EPA and DHA have demonstrated a lowered risk in developing advanced prostate cancer.

(source http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/)

 

Good for the Brain

Omega-3s are said to be good for improving a child’s brain health and learning capacity. In an article from Mercola.com, there is a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2013 that corrobrates this, it stated that children who took omega-3 supplements when they were still infants scored higher in vocabulary and intelligence tests.

(source http://articles.mercola.com/omega-3.aspx)

 

Omega-3 fats normalizes and regulates cholesterol levels

This refers to the triglycerides levels that causes inflammation in the body

 

Omega-3 Fights Metabolic Syndrome And Diabetes

This claim is discussed in detail by an article from Life Extension.com.

In the article it states that people who are said to have metabolic sydrome i.e., high blood pressure, have issues with glucose levels and lipid levels, or obese, are at risk of complications of these diseases. And omega-3s are helpful in lowering risks of inflammation or even stopping it.

(source http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2014/6/Maximizing-Omega-3-Health-Benefits/Page-01)

 

 Additional benefits of Omega-3s

In an article by Mercola.com,  Omega-3 Benefits are the following:

May help with ADHD problems

Crohn’s disease

osteoporosis

rheumatoid arthritis

cancers of the breast and colon

autoimmune diseases like lupus and nephropathy

 

Sources of Omega-3

You can get it from wild-caught Alaskan salmon and very small fish like sardines (recommended sources due to other sources have high mercury and toxins)

Fish Oil Supplements – a convenient alternative source for those who live fast lives or just hates the smell of fish.

 

Why not try fish oil supplement from Bauer Nutrition?

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This brand has added Vitamin E on it that helps with the benefits that you get along with the fish oil omega-3 fatty acid. This is rich in EPA and DHA.

I am fortunate enough to have tried their product, please see photos below

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According to the womanshealthmag.com, here are some non FISH based sources:

100% Grass-fed or Green-fed beef and bison meat

Walnuts – said to be the most omega-3 high in content

Eggs – but the site says it has to be enriched variety. One must look for a label in them that says it is ‘enriched’

(I did not include the other sources or items mentioned in the article as I don’t agree with flaxseeds at all and edamame beans are soy so no no for me)

 

What are the risks of taking omega-3 fatty acids?

As per my online research, I found out that, according to WebMD.com, omega-3 fatty acid supplements might cause upset stomach or diarrhea.

So as with all supplements, one must research and ask the doctor about precautions.

 

Omega-3 warnings

Be careful not to get your omegas from farmed fish variety as they can contain a lot of chemicals from the way they are raised

Be sure to buy a omega-3 fish oil supplement brand that has no binders or fillers, gluten free, dairy free gel capsules

Krill oil seems to be getting a bad review so far so might best to stay away from it

I would stay away from Flax seeds for omega 3s, they are said to be high in omega-9s

Stay away from large fish like tuna as they have high mercury content

 

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Earthing Health Benefits

 

We are a modern generation that undoubtedly has lost touch of some of our very natural resources which Mother nature has kindly laid out for us to partake so we live every single day with vitality and vibrance through richness and abundance of the Earths natural gifts. Our ancestors were naturally grounded to the earth whereas our modern generation have mostly lost our natural grounding – wearing synthetic sole shoes and living in surroundings that takes us away from the earth’s natural grounding surfaces.

It is time to re discover the Earth and our Health.

EARTHING – a grounding technology.

 

What is Earthing?

 

Clinton Ober started the groundwork for Earthing – as a man who grew up in a farming family, he said that connecting to the earth was nothing new to him, it gives him a feeling of being connected in an ‘earthy’ manner.

Earthing is basically grounding. This can be done by using earthing equipment like fitted sheets, earthing universal mat and grounding footwear.

This video from the Earthinginsitute.net explains it a little further

 

 

Earthing Health Benefits

 

There are a lot of earthing health benefits, or shall we say, grounding effects

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(The following scientific studies were taken from the files from Groundology.co.uk)

 

 

Reduction of Harmful EMF Radiation

 

We are a generation that is addicted to gadgets galore, day in and day out. More research are pointing to the risks of using these modern gadgets like smartphones, high tech laptops, especially bluetooth devices that is really taking off like no other i.e., blutooth earphones, workout wrist bands, TV remote stuff, among other things.

According to Groundology.co.uk, electromagnetic field radiation affects the voltages in our bodies, thus causing a disruption in the otherwise healthy electrical impulses that runs our daily bodily processes.

Here is a video that demonstrates this point

 

Earthing reduces chronic inflammation in the body

 

In a paper presented by Clint Ober, the summary found out that, indeed, Earthing does produced such results:

When the body is grounded, induced body voltage is significantly reduced, cortisol levels in the body are stable, the subjects in the study experienced significant reduction of pain and inflammation in the body and current research too states that exposure to 50-60 Hz electromagnetic fields promotes free radicals in the body and it also makes them thrive.

 

 

Earthing or Grounding reduces bloodv viscosity

 

Another study authored by Chevalier, Sinatra, Oschman, Delany, found out that earthing reduces blood viscosity – a factor in cardiovascular disease. According to the study, grounding is the most suitable intervention for reduction in blood viscosity and inflammation simultaneously.

The findings in this pilot study indicate that grounding has a safe and significant effect on zeta potential (electrical charge on RBCs or red blood cells) and that further study is warranted.

(The zeta potential of RBCs maintains the fluidity of blood by preventing RBC aggregation)

 

 

Grounding affects the immune response, wound healing, and autoimmune diseases

 

A study from the Journal of Inflammation Research made a study with the following conclusion that “accumulating experiences and research on earthing,  point to the emergence of a simple, natural, and accessible health modality against chronic inflammation” that the conventional medicine should pay attention to. It also states that our tissues which is the core element of our living bodies do need continual recharging in order for our bodies to function in an optimal state.

In the same study, it added that earthing reduces pain in patients suffering from lupus and other autoimmune disorders.

Grounding improves mood

According to the research conclusion published on the Amsciepub.com site, grounding improved the moods (more than relaxation alone) of the subjects who were grounded for 1 hour compared to the ones who were not grounded.

 

 

Grounding Healed a patient who was wheelchairbound

 

This health breakthrough was documented on the site FMTV.com, in one of their documentary videos. This man was wheelchair bound but he kept on using earthing every day for about 1 year or so, then the miracle happened – he was able to walk, although using a walker apparatus.

What a promising health result that truly demonstrates how reconnecting our contact with the earth has really amazing benefits of which, , maybe, is just a tip of the iceberg.

 

For more videos about Earthing or Grounding

Go to Groundology.co.uk

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What Earthing or Grounding Products are available?

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Groundology offers a wide range of products to keep the ‘earthlings’ healthy and happy

 

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Latest generation grounding footwear or grounding shoes from Groundology store

 

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Grounding mouse mat

 

They also offer Personal Grounding Kits and other accessories and extra

 

 

Where to Buy the Best Earthing Products?

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Groundology is a long established company selling grounding/earthing products within the UK, Europe and worldwide.  Their primary product range is Clint Ober’s Earthing™ products,  and they sell additional products that involves connections and tests to enable safe and effective use of the Earthing products.

Groundology  is also the exclusive worldwide distributor of 3rd Planet’s range of grounding footwear.

Groundology is the largest distributor of Earthing™ products in Europe and so are able to offer very competitive pricing, both retail and wholesale.

 

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Telephone: 01291 350 800
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Yoga healing for depression and anxiety

How to Cure Depression and Anxiety Naturally

How to cure depression and anxiety naturally

 

For me the our biggest enemy is our MIND. In my experience, it makes sense to start with our mental boundaries, the thing we have access to – the most.

When we attend to our mind, we should experience an inner calm through time, or instantly – depends how open you are to inner work. Some people are very in touch with their inner selves, while some will be quite new to this.

This is the year 2016, a year where we can expect big changes in terms of how people will look at their lives. Most will begin to question deep things about themselves.

This can be seen through a possible example of someone who is used to the busy hustle bustle of  a metropolitan kind of working life where rushed coffee and newspapers in hand are the norm.

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But an interesting twist to this, one day, that one person could wake up and start to question his or her very existence, what am I here for? Is this there is to life? Am I just another corporate person who lives for the weekend of pub nightouts, eating at restaurants, clubbing and all the mundane stuff of modern fast life?

Then Monday comes. History will keep on repeating itself. Until one day, life knocks on you. Life shows you some lessons.

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Making time for the SELF seems not so serious, but for me? This is one step that is making the difference in my personal trials and health issues.

I am not perfect. I am a work in progress.

 

Buteyko Breathing Method

This method was begun as far back as in the early 1950s by a Russian medical doctor named Konstantin P. Buteyko. He discovered that over-breathing or hyperventilation is a major contributing factor to, and quite possibly a cause for many health problems.

This method is by far, very impressive, in my own opinion. This approach takes a lot of training if you were to become a practitioner in this field. There is a substantial investment into this, and it just shows how promising the method is. If I had the money now, I would do this training without even thinking for one second.

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According to the website,  Butekyo Breathing method has been showing great results in healing ashtma, COPD, even in a case of adenoids not needing surgery. To read more about this, click here.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation has been with us for years and years. Meditation is used to calm the mind and to diffuse the stressors in our lives – and it seems to be very effective, and is quite common nowadays as more and more people are ditching the pills to counteract stress. This definitely is one impressive method if you are looking for how to cure depression and anxiety naturally.

A cut above the rest,  Wild Divine Meditation and Mindfulness gives you an extra tool to deepen your inner work experience.

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The complete package comes with a biofeedback sensor which will detect if your mind is wandering, this then alerts the meditation master in the software training so that a guidance can be given. This is also said to detect your hiddent stressors and will provide you with help from the teachings and techniques in this complete mindfulness and meditation package designed for rapid integration with your inner self to help you experience efficient success in your professional and personal life.

A very complete relaxation and mindfulness package program that is very effective at addressing the turmoils of our every day stress.

STRESS is the root of most of our physical problems, according to most well-being experts in both integrative and conventional medicine. Stress weakens our defences. Stress compound our problems and then physical symptoms start to manifest, to remind us that something is wrong with our lifestyle. Such hurried lives we live…..

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Subliminal Messages

According to www.realsubliminal.com, a subliminal message is any piece of information that is auto suggested via a recording clip like an mp3 file that you listen to, and these subliminal messages are processed by your sub-conscious mind. Until such time that these beliefs shall have been ingrained in your system that believing them can be as easy as breathing.

Try RealSubliminal.com. BE HAPPY

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Yoga

Yoga is a very strong player in the health and wellness world. Who does not know yoga?

Yoga, according to recent testimonies from some patients, according to my online reading and research, has been successful at treating chronic diseases. One example, a very busy executive has been complaining of back pain to such point to that he could no longer run his business due to the extreme pain in his lower back, where all medical avenues failed – he tried yoga. Yoga was the only method that cured him of his ailment.

(this case was a documentary from the health site FMTV)

Fortunately, the practice of yoga is now within easy reach – no need for complicated onsite classes – you can now do it right at home or at work (given you have a relaxation lounge).

One very good site that offers superior yoga on the go is www.YogaDownload.com

A very extensive resource for those who are looking to make a big difference in their lives in terms of body and mind healing in order to better function at work, personal lives, inner healing, de-stressing, peace of mind and overall general well-being.

 

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To add, for me Yoga is very, very good for the body. Because?

Yoga lets you quiet the chatter in your mind. In doing this method, you let your mind focus only on one thing at that given time – everything else is out of the way. Your body and your mind is at one, and this is where healing occurs. When the mind is soothed, when your stress is temporarily on hold, your body is at its most conducive state to allow healing – be it producing natural healing hormones from your brain which then your body can assimilate to, from tissues down to your very cellular level.

Thank you for reading my own writing about MINDFULNESS HEALING!

 

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Best Health Supplements

More and more people are looking into supplements to get nutrients so its not a surprise that the vitamin or health supplements industry is a rapidly growing part of the business world.

 

Best Health Supplements

 

Vitamin C

benefits vitamin C

There are many kinds of vitamin C nowadays, things like buffered  vitamin C is getting a lot of attention, as well as Liposomal Vitamin C – equally popular and intriguing. There is also a debate whether ascorbic is better than ascorbate form.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C has long been associated as a strong defense for colds and flu but has recently been debunked as  to the truth behind it.

Vitamin C definitely is good for improvement of collagen in the skin. This then improves the elasticity of the skin especially among ageing women who are very conscious about their skin as they age.

Vitamin C is also claimed to be very good for tissue repair in the body, and may benefit the tendons and the cartilage of our body.

It is also claimed to play a role in cancer prevention. But this bold claim still remains to be proven extensively.

 

 

Vitamin D

vitamin D benefits

According to an article from the Telegraph UK, lack of vitamin D has been associated with a reduction in bone mineralisation, as well as other health issues like constipation, being prone to infections and muscle weakness and issues about bone pain.

In my online hobby of reading health articles, I have came across a lot of times about the huge benefits of supplementing vitamin D3 as opposed to just taking any other form of common vitamin D.

But there are risks or side effects of vitamin D. It is greatly emphasized nowadays that one should take the form vitamin D3, as it is the one that is beneficial. It is also added that one must not take vitamin D3 without supplementing it with vitamin K2, in fact a very staunch champion of this is Dr. Mercola, from the mercola.com website, pointed out that failure to take vitamin K2 when taking vitamin D can lead to calcification that can lead to the hardening of the arteries,  among other things associated with vitamin D toxicities, according to the article by Dr. Mercola site (http://www.mercola.com/article/vitamin-d-resources.htm).

 

 What are the benefits of  Vitamin D?

Vitamin D helps lower blood pressure levels, according to Huffington post.com.

It can also increase the calcium nutrient in the body which helps the health of our bones and teeth (source Huffington post)

It is also said to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and also with risk of dying from breast cancer, as per an article in the edition CNN website.

 

Magnesium

As of recent, this mineral has been very, very popular, especially in health forums like the Earthclinic.com or Curezone.com.

According to an article by the MensJournal.com, Magnesium is the most important mineral in the body – it is involved in almost all the enzymatic functions in the body.  It also stated that Magnesium deficiency gets triggered by stress which affects the adrenal glands which sends a spike in andrenaline supply, which then triggers the cells to consume a big amount of your magnesium supply.

What are the benefits of Magnesium?

It can help prevent type 2 Diabetes

Magnesium can also prevent problems with cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and migraine headaches

Can help with a relaxing sleep at night

(source http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/the-only-three-supplements-you-need-20121011)

 

Fish Oil

fish oil benefits

I personally take this supplement which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.

What are the benefits of Fish Oil?

It is claimed that taking this supplement gives you good supply of Omega-3s. Omega-3 fatty acids are said to reduce the effects of inflammation, make the skin look younger, prevent blood clotting and promotes a stable heart rhythms.

It is also touted to promote sound mind to better cope with depression, improves brain function, and may even play a role in preventing Alzheimers disease.

(source Mensjournal.com)

 

Pink Himalayan Salt

pink salt benefits

Pink Himalayan Salt comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan. This salt usually comes in colours of reddish tone or pink, sometimes transparent too, according to Wikipedia.

 

What are the benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt?

According to healthyandnaturalworld.com, these are the benefits:

Pink Himalayan Salt regulates the body’s pH level

Helps in blood sugar regulation

It prevents muscle cramps

It can help the kidneys and gall bladder

Some more benefits according to an article by a website called Skinnywithfiber.org (although I find the claims lacking in evidence in this article by this site0:

Effective for detoxing our bodies

Can help with a good night’s sleep

May help with sinus problems and respiratory issues

 

 

 

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Top 9 Superfoods to Eat

More and more people now are turning to consuming Superfoods to address health issues and the demands of modern life. It can be a luxury to many, but the benefits outweigh the costs.

Here is a rundown of the Top 9 Superfoods you should be eating to live an optimum life!

 

MACA POWDER

Maca seems to be very popular nowadays – you see it in athletic powders, green smoothie mixes, and health supplements. This powder is also a hit online media like Instagram.

But what is maca?

Maca is derived from the maca root. It is said to be “nature’s viagra,” according to an article from Huffington Post.

 

What are the benefits of Maca powder?

Said to benefit the adrenal glands if one is suffering from adrenal fatigue syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome as it balances the hormones

According to Global Healing Center, this superfood is an energy enhancer too.

What are the side effects of Maca powder?

But there are reports that using maca can have health risks such as affecting the blood pressure and also blood sugar crashes after weeks of  using it so as always, ask your doctor before using it.

 

SPIRULINA

According to Mercola.com, spirulina is a blue-green algae that comes from warm and fresh water bodies. This algae is, most of the time, confused with chlorella which is  a totally different kind.

 

What are the benefits of spirulina?

Spirulina is said to boost the immune system. This superfood is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals

May help in controlling healthy blood pressure levels

Spirulina can also support good liver health and alleviate allergies

Spirulina may fight cancer

 

What are the side effects of spirulina?

Spirulina is not advised for those with seafood allergy and iodine too. So this makes me wary of taking spirulina as I am allergic to prawns.

It is also noted that spirulina may produce feelings of slight fever .

According to Livestrong.com, all blue green algae can produce a toxin called microsystins which can cause liver damage.

 

 

PURE ORGANIC RAW CACAO

By far, the latest and most revered discovery in the superfoods arena.

cacao beans

Cacao is made from the coffee bean.

What are the benefits of cacao?

Cacao which are found in chocolates are rich in flavanols – a type of antioxidants. Flavanols are anti-oxidants that, according to Cleveland Clinic, are beneficial to our cardiovascular health. The health benefits are of flavanols are – lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow to the brain and heart, and can make the blood platelets less sticky, and it lowers the bad cholesterol.



What are the side effects of cacao?

It is not advisable to binge on chocolates rich in caramel and sugary contents as this is high in sugar and therefore bad for the health, especially the heart. What one needs to consume is the raw and organic, pure cacao beans as that is where the flavanols are.

 

CHIA SEEDS

Chia seeds are mostly sprinkled in breakfast meals especially for people on the go who just want  a dash of the morning smoothies or cereal meal.

Chia seeds could be white, black or brown in color, and they are mostly tiny seeds.  They are said to be really abundant in Mexico, and could date as far back as the Aztecs, who used it as a staple food.

What are the benefits of chia seeds?

Among the benefits noted for this superpacked full of nutrients tiny seeds are:

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, according to the Medical News Today, which helps increase the good cholesterol in our bodies that can benefit our heart health and protect from strokes.

May Help Reduce the risk of diabetes. Chia seeds are rich in fiber which helps the digestive system and promotes good movement and promotes healthy blood sugar levels.

Chia seeds can promote weight loss. Since these are rich in fibre which makes you feel full faster, and is very good for the colon too, one tends to eat less, and at the same time a healthy colon means good bowel movement.

What are the side effects of chia seeds?

The only negative information I found about this superfood is that one must make sure to take this along with food or mixed with a drink as if one has a hard time swallowing then this could pose a risk as it forms a gel that is thick – this happened with a man who had to have a medical emergency, according to an article by the Medical News Today.

 

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

virgin coconut oil benefits

Virgin coconut oil  has been around for years so the supposed or claimed health benefits of it are nothing new. But this wonder food continues to soar high, in fact, more and more health products related to this are constantly popping out in the market today.

Virgin coconut oil is made by extraction from select coconuts via cold press process, which is recommended. The best brand should always be raw, organic, non bleached and cold pressed, fair trade, if possible.

 

What are the benefits of virgin coconut oil?

Virgin coconut oil are rich in lauri acid. Lauric acid is said to be antimicrobial and anti-fungal. Lauric acid could be a good natural cure for those suffering from candida albicans.

May help have a better brain function

May help with digestion

May help with weight loss

May help with fighting cancer

May help in dealing with Type 2 Diabetes



 

What are the side effects of virgin coconut oil?

Some people reported inability to tolerate this oil with reactions like palpitations and headaches after ingesting virgin coconut oil. Some people online also reported that they experienced blood sugar crashes after taking this oil. Some even reported tightness in the chest.

But again, one must do research and consult with the doctor before taking supplements and herbs.

HEMP SEEDS

Hemp seeds are not to be confused with the plant itself, dubbed as its cousin. Fear not as it does not have any content of the dreaded  marijuana, or may have relatively low levels of it (Caution is recommended; check with doctor)

What are the benefits of hemp seeds?

Hemp seeds are rich in protein so they are helpful in the recovery of our body via the building of tissues especially after injury and inflammation.

Hemp seeds are also claimed to help in reducing premenstrual symptoms. The reason is that these seeds are rich in GLA or gamma linolenic acid which reduces prolactin, a hormone to which women are sensitive to (those suffering from PMS), according to Authority Nutrition website.

Hemp seeds may reduce the risk of heart disease.  As per the article of Authority Nutrition website, these seeds are rich in arginine. Arginine produces nitric oxide – plays a big role in relaxing the blood vessels by dilation which then lowers the blood pressure of an individual.

What are the side effects of hemp seeds?

According to the website Seedguides.info, there might be a risk of contacting very low levels of psychoactive cannabinols such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. In this connection, some might experience periods of hallucinations.

Speak with your doctor and a qualified health professional.

 

 ACAI BERRY

A small round, black purple fruit, resembling a grape, as per Wikipedia. This fruit is native to South America.

What are the benefits of acai berry?

According to the Mayo Clinic site, acai berries may help in losing weight, alleviating arthritic pains, may even help in sexual problems like erectile dysfunction. It is also said to contain a lot more antioxidants compared to the other berries like blueberries and cranberries. According to Lifehack.org, berries are rich in phythochemicals, which can reverse age related memory problems.

Acai berries are also used in cosmetics like anti-ageing products, lotions and facial creams.

 

What are the side effects of acai berry ?

In the same article by the Mayo Clinic, it mentioned some things to be wary about when taking or eating acai berry.

It states that one must inform the doctor if you are about to have MRI scans as the berries can affect it.

One must also be cautious as products with acai berry may containe caffeine.

 

QUINOA

quinoa benefits

This is a pricey super grain that has been said to be a staple of certain people in Africa. I have been eating this grain since the year 2010 when I started to suffer eczema. But up until now, I still think not a lot of peopl know about it; I can tell by having to always struggle to explain when I ask supermarket sales clerks about it.

Quinoa is a tiny lightly coloured grain that resembles couscous which is used in salads. But the only difference is it is gluten free compared to couscous.

This product can be easily sourced from Amazon so it should be handy to buy.

What are the benefits of Quinoa?

It is a highly nutritious food thats rich in protein,  oil, fat, minerals like iron, thiamin, Vitamin B6 (source Livescience.com). It also mentioned that quinoa has the highest level of antioxidants that is essential to counter the effects of inflammation and may help manage Type 2 diabetes.

Quinoa is rich in fiber so it may help digestion.

Quinoa also may also help lower cholesterol due to its heart healthy fats content.

According to research, this may reduce the risk of asthma in childhood by as much as 50% (source http://www.seedguides.info/quinoa/).

 

What are the side effects of Quinoa?

There are no reported side effects as per my online reading.

But it was pointed out that because the seeds have a coating called saponins, this might irritate the stomach. It is recommended to properly wash them to lessen the risk of irritation, or maybe stop the risk of irritation (http://www.seedguides.info/quinoa/).

 

GOJI BERRIES

benefits goji berries

According to Wikipedia, Goji, goji berry or wolfberry is the fruit of Lycium barbarum. This fruit is quite abundant in China and has been used for thousands of years.

What are the benefits of Goji Berries?

Goji berries are very popular especially among celebrities like Madonna. This superfood berry can be very expensive, so to speak. But maybe the benefits say it all? A super duper powerful antioxidant fruit.

In an article on the site Natural News, it mentioned that Goji berries can help improve male fertility. These are correlated with users from China, apparently, as a sexual stimulant. But the study done (according to the Life Sciences magazine 2006) to prove such claims were carried out in rats. It found that it boosted hormone levels and also improved the sperm quality of rats.

 

What are the side effects of Goji Berries?

According to the site WebMD.com, this berry could interact with Warfarin, a blood thinner drug, and may also react with diabetes and blood pressure drugs.

 

 

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