Scientists have identified a few species among the many trillions of microbes that live in your intestines that play a crucial role in gut health and maintaining a balanced immune system. Your dietary intake is vital to allowing these species to flourish and to preventing imbalances that can lead to disease. However, there are stressors to our digestive system and blood vessels. Here Jonathan D. Grinstein, ScientificAmerican.com, reflects on a new connection between the gut and brain: Image … [Read more...] about Surprising Way That Diet Leads Risks Of Stroke And Cognitive Impairment
Fine powder tea or powdered tea is referred to as 'matcha'. Powdered green tea leaves, dissolved in hot water to make tea or used as a flavoring. Matcha green tea can be categorized into three grades: ceremonial grade, premium grade, and cooking/culinary grade. The different grades are defined by many factors. It is expensive compared to other forms of tea, although its price depends on its quality. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on what matcha green tea can do for your … [Read more...] about Amazing Health Benefits Of Matcha Green Tea
Although you are approaching or perhaps in your 40's, simple ways to lose weight should begin with fat-burning foods and lifestyle changes mentioned previously. Start with one—today!—and watch the weight begin to melt away. Here Marygrace Taylor, Prevention.com, reflects on how you can lose weight after age 40 and keep it off:Image courtesy of: klf_bdf "With age comes many things: greater wisdom; deeper empathy; a greater sense of knowing who you are; and less happily, the very … [Read more...] about 9 Smart Moves To Lose Weight Over 40
A healthy diet is essential for optimizing your health. This is an on-going task that must be undertaken to stay healthy as mentioned previously. More than ever before many individuals are making a concerted effort, to pay more attention to their eating habits, and what they consume. One method that has shown great success in helping people quickly drop those unwanted pounds, is through low carb cooking and dieting. Eating healthy has been established, and a diet that has an abundance of fruits … [Read more...] about What’s The Right Omega-3 To Omega-6 Ratio For Optimal Health?
A feeling of worry, mostly nervousness or nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and disorder and apprehension, typically with panic attacks or compulsive behavior, is referred to as anxiety. Here Deanna Debara, Glamour.com, reflects on how she makes her anxiety work in her favor: Image courtesy of: Caitlinator"A few days ago I was settling into my office, getting ready to start work for the day, when I was hit with a familiar wave of anxiety—a heart-racing, … [Read more...] about Can The Right Amount Of Anxiety Work For You?
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?