There are many factors that come into play in our everyday lives, that are directly associated with gaining and losing weight. However, you can have a healthy lifestyle if you are motivated; do it for yourself. Somehow, weight loss may not be as simple as the calories in versus calories out view, as noted here with reflections from Mallory Creveling, at Prevention.com: Image courtesy of: c r i s "Seeing extra pounds creep up on the scale or barely squeezing into a pair of … [Read more...] about 11 Factors That Could Be Standing Between You And Your Ideal Weight, With Tips On How To Fix Them
Previous mentioned as a way to stay healthy by adding to your diet; fermented foods such as kimchi, kefir, kombucha, natural yogurts and fermented soya bean milk , which have been shown to promote the abundance of healthy gut bacteria and reduce the levels of enterobacteriaceae, a family of bacteria linked to a number of chronic diseases. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on fermented foods and how to culture a healthy way of life:Image courtesy of: Laurel Fan "There is an … [Read more...] about The Wonders Of Using Fermented Foods For Optimal Health
The chaga mushroom is usually found on birch trees, it has also been found on alder, beech, oak and poplar. In species other than birch, the fungus often appears as buried stem cancer, instead of the charcoal like mass found on the birch trees. Chaga mushroom is traditionally grated into a fine powder and used to brew a beverage resembling coffee or tea. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on the many benefits of drinking chaga mushroom tea:"Are you tired of drinking the same old tea … [Read more...] about Surprising Benefits Of Chaga Mushroom Tea
Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness is referred to as exercise. This was mentioned in a previous post to get you active and enjoy the benefits of exercise. However, it is performed for various reasons, including development, increasing growth, preventing aging, perfecting athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, also just for enjoyment. Here Anna Kessel, TheGuardian.com, reflects … [Read more...] about Which Works Best For You, Pilates Or Yoga?
Protein is considered one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also act as a fuel source. Protein sources include both plants and animals, as previously determined or mentioned. Here Patti Neighmond, NPR.org, reflects on how much protein is needed to support a healthy body:Image courtesy of: wuestenigel "The marketing is enticing: Get stronger muscles and healthier bodies with minimal effort by adding protein powder to your morning shake or juice drink. Or grab a protein bar at … [Read more...] about Can You Overdo Protein?
Progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, because of generalized degeneration of the brain, is defined as Alzheimer's disease. It is the most common cause of premature senility. There are many organizations founded with a mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through advancement of research. Exercise and diet are very important factors in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Here David Perlmutter, M.D., MensHealth.com, reflects on ways to fight Alzheimer's … [Read more...] about Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease?
The use of extreme cold in surgery or other medical treatment is referred to as cryotherapy. It is sometimes known as cold therapy, the general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used in an effort to relieve sprains, swellings and muscle pain after tissue damage or surgery. Basically, it is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on the many benefits associated with cryotherapy: "While living … [Read more...] about Surprising Health Benefits Of Cryotherapy
In a previous post it was determined that if no carbs are available, our bodies start burning fat as a primary fuel source and producing ketones in the liver, which the body can turn into energy. This metabolic state, called ketosis, is what happens when someone is starving. Here Aryelle Siclait, reflects on the differences and whether there is a connection between ketosis and ketoacidosis: "If you've ever seen a commercial for a diabetes drug, you've probably heard the term … [Read more...] about Are You Worried About Ketosis And Ketoacidosis, While On A Keto Diet?
A compound of fluorine with another element or group, especially salt of the anion F- or an organic compound with fluorine bonded to an alkyl group is considered fluoride. It is naturally present in fresh and saltwater sources in low concentrations. It can also be present in rainwater. Fluoride is contained in all vegetation, which is absorbed from water and soil. Here Isabelle Z., NaturalNews.com, reflects on fluoride and the health benefits you receive with the use of tamarind: "Fluoride … [Read more...] about Tamarind Could Be An Essential Part Of Your Diet, If You’re Worried About Fluoride Exposure
Many studies have confirmed the muscle-brain link in cognitive health, supporting the benefits of strength training as previously mentioned. Take a look at the subject of weight lifting as reflected by Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, the options available to learn about strength exercises to reap maximum benefit. Image courtesy of: ThoroughlyReviewed"Strength training is foundational for good health, especially as you get older. Importantly, lifting weights is not just about keeping your … [Read more...] about Surprising How Strength Training Is Foundational For Optimal Health