Nourihsing our Body, Nourishing our Spirit

Many times our choice to become vegetarian isn’t only for health, environmental, or economical reasons, but also spiritual.

What is The Yoga Philosophy?

There is no doubt that yoga is one of the most in-demand exercise routines in the free world. Having said that, at one point, holistic health was only well-liked by the wealthy and prominent.

The Environmental Costs of Factory Farming and Ranching

Long ago, eating meat was a good source of nutrition, since the use of hormones, pesticides and mass production methods was as yet unheard of.

The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet to Diabetics

Diabetics must choose any food they eat very carefully, as each food choice they make has a profound impact on their overall health on a meal-to-meal basis.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

All about Facial skin care

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‘Facial skin care’ is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A facial skin care routine is what you need (and you need to follow the facial skin care routine with complete seriousness). So let’s check what comprises an effective facial skin care routine. Well, very simply, a facial skin care routine can follow the following 4 steps:
* Cleansing
* Toning
* Exfoliating
* Moisturising

Monday, December 30, 2013

Music for babies

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You’ve probably seen videos and CDs for babies. There are some theories that classical music can make your baby smarter, and exposing your baby to music is part of what we do to introduce them to all the sights and sounds of their world.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Benefits of Liquid Vitamins

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Vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by the body in a number of ways. They first enter our body through the food we eat. Secondly, we can take vitamin supplements to increase the amount of pertinent vitamins and minerals. There are different methods of taking medication and one of the most common methods is absorbing it in its liquid form. Do the advantages of liquid vitamins far outweigh its disadvantages – if there are any? Read on and find out.

A Guide to the E Vitamin

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The e vitamin is extremely important for a variety of functions in the body. A healthy heart needs plenty of the e vitamin as it has been shown to actually prevent heart disease. The e vitamin can also help contain any existing heart disease and stop it from getting worse.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Low Supply Of Breast Milk

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Almost all mothers who breast feed go through a period of questioning whether or not their supply of milk is adequate.  Some mothers simply aren't able to produce enough milk to meet the needs of her baby.  According to many experts, true insufficiencies of milk are very rare.

A Guide to the C Vitamin

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The c vitamin has got to be the most widely known vitamin these days. It is not surprising because the body needs c vitamin for over 300 functions. In fact, the c vitamin has been proved to help protect against heart disease, cancer and other serious illnesses. Without the c vitamin the body would not be able to heal itself either. This is because the c vitamin is vital for the formation of collagen. Whenever a person has a cut or an injury it is the collagen that helps repair the damage and without sufficient c vitamin this would be almost impossible. Collagen has a multitude of functions in the body, including keeping the organs in place, and it would not be able to do this without sufficient c vitamin.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Benefits of Multi Vitamin Supplements

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The majority of people do not eat a sufficiently balanced diet to provide them with all of the vitamins that they require and this has led to a boom in the multi vitamin supplement industry. Multi vitamin supplements are available in a number of different forms, including tablets, gel capsules and even liquids. Of course the most obvious benefit to taking multi vitamin supplements is convenience. It is far easier for a person to take one dose of a multi vitamin supplement that contains all of the necessary vitamins compared to taking each one individually. This is especially the case for children as it can be difficult for them to take a large number of vitamin supplements but one dose of a multi vitamin supplement is far easier. Of course, a liquid multi vitamin supplement is the most suitable form for children but it is also beneficiate anyone who has difficulty taking supplements in traditional tablet form.

How To Choose A Breast Pump

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The milk production in the breasts, much like so many other things, work on the shear principal of supply and demand.  The more breast milk your baby consumes,the more your body will need to make. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Guide to the B6 Vitamin

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The B6 vitamin, also known as pyridoxine, is one of the most versatile of the B vitamins and yet the body only requires a relatively small amount.  The B6 vitamin works closely with all the other B vitamins, especially niacin, folic acid, and Cobalamin and contributes to numerous functions in the body. Amino acids are converted by the B6 vitamin into proteins and it is also required for transforming stored sugar within the body into essential energy. Basically, the B6 vitamin is essential for converting the proteins that are consumed into proteins that the body needs and also for converting the carbohydrates from the form that they are stored in the body to a form that can be used for extra energy.

Good Food Health Vitamin Intake

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It is essential that a person is aware of what constitutes good food health vitamin intake. The federal drug administration produces a recommended daily allowance for the majority of vitamins which it regards as a good food health vitamin intake. These figures vary according to a person’s age, sex and some other factors so that the good food health vitamin intake for a young woman is going to be different to that of a man in his seventies.

Taking Care Of Sensitive Teeth

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As millions of people all around the world know, sensitive teeth can make life in general a nightmare.  Sensitive teeth comes with pain and discomfort that can make eating or drinking your favorite foods a painful experience.  Although you may suffer from sensitive teeth, you can rest assured that they can be treated.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Losing Weight? - Go Herbal

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These days, there is a great  need for overweight Americans to lose those excess pounds. Being healthy would not only lead them to have a healthier lifestyle but it will also literally lighten their load,  and improve their overall well-being.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

What You must know about Yoga for seniors

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Engaging in yoga exercise movements is one of the most popular methods for getting healthy no matter what age you are in. The moves are sluggish and rhythmic which is why it’s easy to learn and imitate. This is also the reason why it’s one of the most suggested activities for individuals who are not as bendable and as coordinated as other people such as seniors. Here are some guidelines about yoga for seniors.

The Basics Of Brushing

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Brushing and flossing are something we all learn at an early age.  The proper way to brush your teeth takes less than 2 minutes, although many people tend to spend much longer, or much less.  Most adults tend to spend less than a minute, which isn’t enough time to clean your teeth.  To get the right amount of time brushing, you should try using a stopwatch while you brush.

Formula Types for Babies

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If you’re new mother, you already know that breastfeeding is best for your baby. But not everyone can successfully breastfeed. What’s important is that your baby gets the nourishment he needs to develop and thrive. If your baby isn’t thriving on breast milk, then you need to switch to formula. There are many different options to choose from.

What precisely Can Prenatal Yoga Do For your health?

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If you’re an anticipating mommy, then its probable you've been enduring a couple of motherhood problems particularly if you’re in your third trimester. And in case you have, that is when you might have already tried all the tricks and tips which can help you make these problems a little bit more manageable. If none or merely a handful of them worked well for you, well then you really should consider prenatal yoga exercises.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Angel Guide and Healing Meditation

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Angels are said to be part of every human's life. There have been many encounters with angels told in history, as many people claim. But a lot of individuals find that quite hard to believe especially if they lack spiritual awareness and faith. Did you know that today there are a great number of people who use angels as guide to their healing meditation?

You've heard it right. There are many individuals who find using angels as an effective guide to meditation. You can find a lot of sites on the net that feature angel guide healing meditation. There are even books published about it. Now the question here is whether you do believe in angels because if you don’t, you will not succeed in achieving peace of mind nor be healed of your condition.

Angels love and protect people. For as long as anyone can remember, angels are widely recognized. Troubled souls can be enlightened and they can still follow the right path that would lead them to life's fullness. There are many individuals who believe that through angels, world peace is still achievable.

If you're experiencing spiritual difficulties, traumas, and stress, then it's probably time that you seek healing meditation through angel guides. Angel guides are also people who were given a special gift to act as a spiritual channel; they can communicate with angels and they can greatly help people (with faith) to cope up with all their problems.

Most angel guides are willing to help other people regardless of race and religion. They believe that God created all men equal, and through the angels, they can bring people to love one another.

One of the major reasons why many people are now into meditation is because of health problems. More and more individuals are aware of their body and mind connection and that may be the reason why they practice meditation. There are even doctors that recommend meditation for stress-related depression and illnesses. Meditation is now accepted, scientifically speaking. Since there are many types of meditation, you should choose one that you think you can practice easily in your life. 

Through an angel guide meditation, you can awaken your spiritual levels through your own experience and not how you've been taught or read. Meditation can help a person discover himself and his potentials. So don’t miss your chance being healed through an angel guide.

Have you heard about the so called touched by an angel? There are stories of people who were healed because of an angel. Miracles are indeed hard to believe but for people who are desperate to get answers and to be healed, they would likely believe in any miracle that might come their way. If you want to take your chances, do it with an angel guide. You have nothing to lose, and only everything to gain. Perhaps you will get well after such healing. There's no harm in trying, and just make sure that you trust only the experts.

You can ask your friends and family members if they know an angel guide. Or if you want, you can purchase a book that's all about angel guide healing. Remember, with faith in God you can overcome a lot of problems in your life.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Benefits of Cardio Training

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Being fit and healthy is the in thing. Actually, it really never goes out of style. That body is the most valuable asset you could have in your lifetime. Thus it is important that you take good care of it. Give it the proper attention it needs.

When it comes to ensuring and maintaining the health, the best option is to do cardio training.

Organic skin care

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“If it can be done naturally, why go for artificial means” - this is the basic premise on which ‘organic skin care’ works. Organic skin care is the most natural way of ‘skin care’. In fact, ‘organic skin care’ was probably the first one to be used by man when it first woke-up to the needs of his skin. ‘Organic skin care’ is not only friendlier to skin, but also inexpensive. If exercised in the right way, organic skin care can prevent the occurrence of a lot of skin disorders and can help keep your skin healthy and young-looking for a much longer time.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bee Pollen Supplements

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Even though a lot of people don’t actually realize it, a lot of antioxidant foods that we consume are from vegetables.  Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and peppers are all excellent choices with some great benefits for your body.  When consuming vegetables, you should always go for those that are rich in color, as they are high in what is known as phytonutrients.

Anti aging skin care products

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Anti aging skin care products remind me of the song ’18 till I die’. Indeed, anti aging skin care products are very popular today; and why not, who doesn’t want to look young for ever?

Talking of anti aging skin care products, the first thing that comes to mind is vitamin C based anti aging skin care products.  These products work by enabling the synthesis of collagen (a structural protein that is found in skin). This category of anti aging skin care products is related to anti-oxidants. Anti aging skin care products that are based on vitamin C are, however, posed with the danger of getting oxidised themselves (as they come into contact with air during their usage). So some anti aging skin care products are based on the derivatives of vitamin C, which are more stable and less expensive. However, the effectiveness of such anti aging skin care is not as much as it is for vitamin C based ant aging skin care products.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Breast Feeding In Public

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Babies that are breast fed are very portable and easy to comfort no matter where your schedule has you going.  Many women however, worry about breast feeding in public.  The worry of nursing in a public place is normally worse than the actual experience and often times the only people who notice you feeding are the other mothers who are doing the same thing.

Tricks that can help you Establish a Yoga Business

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Yoga exercises became hugely popular over time. As a matter of actuality, the amount of men and women who would like to sign up for yoga courses are constantly increasing up to this time. This is why if you’re thinking of starting up a yoga business, then now is the proper time to take action. Here are a few stuff that you may want to not forget if you wish to establish a yoga business.

If you're a yoga trainer and you don’t have a yoga studio room, you could try reeling in the eye of the person who owns the yoga studio that you are intending to be employed in. Simplest way to make this happen is through nicely placing yourself in-front without being too arrogant. Do not have that look in your expression that says you can beat others. Be at your best flexible self and demonstrate each yoga pose perfectly.

If you already possess a few pupils here and there, you ought to begin the process of advertising yourself through the word wide web. In these modern times, it is not that difficult to do simply because there are plenty of social networking sites to pick from. you could also choose to advertise yourself in each of them so that you will be seriously discovered by plenty of people.

In every venture, there exists competitors. Despite the fact that yoga exercises is centered on having inner serenity and having a sound body, yoga business is still a business. If there are more yoga educators all around your area, do not pick up a squabble. Try to partner with them instead of against them. The best way to do this is by going back to your training beginnings. Try to remember what yoga is all about so you will be ın a position to cope with your competitive self in the right manner.

Lastly, the simplest way to broaden your yoga business is by teaching yoga as something that will help your students lead a healthier life holistically. They must be able to apply your yoga teachings into their day-to-day lives. Once they're able to do this, they are going to definitely feel more inspired to propagate the word that you might be able to guide people to correct their wicked way of life.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Benefits of Baby Massage

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Many cultures have used massage as part of baby care for centuries, and research shows it can have many benefits. Not only does massage enable you to learn about and respond to your baby's body language. But it is also a wonderful way to make your baby feel safe and secure by showing that he or she is loved and cared for. There are no hard and fast rules for baby massage, other than to ensure you are doing it safely. Your baby and you will discover together what works best for you both. Please bear in mind that massage is something you do with your infant, not to your infant.  It is strongly suggested you seek guidance and education on massage techniques from a qualified baby massage therapist, midwife, or other healthcare professional to ensure you are doing it safely. A ten minute massage, two or three times a week assists in strengthening the parent-infant relationship, babies love it and it can assist in alleviating baby ailments too. 

Avoiding Foods While Breast Feeding

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Many women find that they can eat whatever they may like during breast feeding.  Even though it's true that some stongly favored foods can change the taste of your milk, many babies seem to enjoy the varieties of breast milk flavors.  Occasionally, your baby may get cranky at the breast after you eat certain foods.  If you notice this happening, simply avoid that particular food.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Moving to the nursery

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When you bring your new baby home, you probably will have the urge to keep him near you at all times, especially when you (try to!) go to sleep for the night. It makes sense to have a crib or cradle in your bedroom at first, since it will minimize the distance you have to walk to handle nighttime feedings. 

Yoga information and facts: Yoga for Athletes

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One of the more common myths about yoga exercises is always that it is just not for runners or for those who are major sports enthusiasts. In spite of this, the reality of the matter is that yoga exercises could be very good for them although it is not as intense as the other aerobics that they may necessarily do. Here are some of the key advantages of yoga exercises for athletes.

Aging and the pH miracle diet

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When many people hear the word “diet” they immediately think of weight loss. The focus on thinness in our society has equated this word with shedding a few pounds. However, diet really means any food or drinks you put into your body. The diet that you consume has a profound impact on your overall health. The pH miracle diet is not just a diet for weight loss. In fact, the first volume of this popular series was dedicated to health in general. The original pH miracle diet book focuses on many issues, including aging.

Diabetes and the pH miracle diet

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Diabetes is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Even more chilling, it is the first leading cause of death for children. The rising rates of obesity in this country have also led to rising rates of type II diabetes (also called adult onset diabetes). Today, one in 12 adults are afflicted with the disease. This means that over 16 million people have the disorder, with 6 million of them walking around undiagnosed and unaware of their sensitive insulin condition.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Activities Promoting Healthy Aging

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Lack of activities can prevent you from living healthy. When you do not enjoy activities, you may feel fatigue or find it difficult to sleep at night. When you awake in the morning, you may feel tired until you finally fall asleep. As we, age our body change and we have to make changes to accommodate our lives.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ways to Change Your Diet Plan and Break Through that Weight Loss Plateau

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It is common to start a new exercise or diet program and see results right away. The pounds will start melting off and then all of a sudden the scale gets stuck and it seems impossible to lose anymore weight. This is called a weight loss plateau, and though the causes behind it are complex there are some simple ways to break through them.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Special Diet Plans for those with Kidney Disease

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Kidney disease is a very serious condition for many people. The disease prevents the kidney’s ability to filter and remove waste products and fluids from the blood. Kidneys are not able to maintain the proper fluid and electrolyte balances. Individuals with kidney disease are usually given a special diet that helps control fluid buildup. It is possible for diuretics and other medications to eliminate excess sodium, potassium, and water, but patients must follow a particular diet in order to remain healthy. Avoiding certain foods and eating properly can help regulate the balance of sodium, potassium, and water. The extent of one’s kidney damage will help in the decision of how sodium, potassium, phosphate, and other fluid intake should be controlled.

The kinds of Yoga That You Probably know Of

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If you are thinking of engaging in yoga exercises, then you might like to know more about the different kinds of yoga exercises which are out there. Even if they all pinpoint the exact same thing which is certainly the wellness of the mind and body, they contrast in body postures and specific target body parts. That is why in order for you to see a positive result from your yoga classes; you ought to first of all realize if you are doing the right method of yoga exercises. Here are a few of the customary sorts of yoga.

Smart Drinking Options that Will Not Sabotage your Diet

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Everyone knows that eating the wrong foods while dieting can prevent weight loss; however, people tend to overlook the effects that drinking may have on your diet’s success. Dieting requires a certain amount of discipline in both areas. There are a few helpful hints that dieter should be aware of when deciding what to drink while trying to lose weight.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ten Great Dieting Guidelines for the Holiday Season

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The holidays are considered the most fattening time of the year. This is because we attend parties with high calorie goodie, we have less time to work out, and the stress of the season can contribute to emotional eating habits. Government studies showed that most Americans gain at least one additional pound during the holidays and few of us take it off after the New Year. The good news is there are a few dieting guidelines that may help you avoid adding any unwanted pounds this holiday season.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Yes Your Diet CAN Make You Fat

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Recently much speculation has been given to the idea that diets that are intended to help us shed unwanted pounds are actually having the opposite effect. Dieting is actually contributing to our weight loss problem rather than getting rid of it. This is primarily due to the failure rate of fad or “yo-yo” dieting. Though dieting might show results in the short term, over time dieters usually gain back all of the weight that they worked so hard to take off. And often they end up weighing more than they did before they started the diet.

Top Eight Diet Tips that Keep the Pounds Off Permanently

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The key to successful weight loss and health is to make small, permanent changes instead of temporary, radical changes.  Temporary, radical changes may result in rapid weight loss, but there are two main reasons why you should aim to lose weight this way: 1) because it’s bad for you heart for your body weight to ‘yo-yo’ and 2) because weight lost in a temporary, radical diet change will come right back as soon as your radical diet is replaced by a more normal diet.  Here, the best ways to keep those pounds off permanently:

1.    Exercise regularly---just like food control, exercise is best done in smaller bouts throughout the week (preferably every day) than in one 2-hour extreme hike on the weekend.  Make exercise a part of your daily life:  bike to work, walk to your lunch spot and make an evening walk your platform for catching up with your family instead of sitting in front of the television. 

2.    Portion control---of course, what you eat affects your weight, but the true key to permanent weight loss is portion control.  If you’re craving chocolate, don’t wait until you’re able to devour an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s, instead, head the craving off at the pass by taking a Hershey’s kiss or two as soon as the craving starts.

3.    Eat more meals---sounds counter-intuitive, but the body stores whatever it does not need.  What happens is if you eat huge portions, some will be put into storage because the body has no use for the onslaught of calories.  Instead of eating one huge meal in the morning and one huge meal at night, try five little meals evenly spaced throughout the day.

4.    Enjoy your food---the modern tendency is to wolf food down, in the car, behind your computer, in front of the television, which does not satisfy us psychologically.  Pay attention, not only to the fact that you’re eating, but notice all the flavors and enjoy them.  By doing this, you won’t feel the impulse to go eat something else just 45 minutes later.

5.    Know your food groups---existing on carbs alone is not good for the body, but neither is cutting them out entirely.  Go for ‘healthy’ carbs—the higher the fiber content, the happier your body will be with it.  Keep track of your carb intake and if you’re convinced that carbs are your worst enemy, try a low-carb diet, not a no-carb diet.

6.    Variety---not only does the body need vitamins and minerals from a wide variety of foods, your body processes variety better than a huge onslaught of one thing.  Instead of having three pancakes or three eggs for breakfast, try one pancake, one egg—with a slice of low-fat cheese, and a small piece of fruit.  All nutritionists agree that breakfast should consist of, at least, one carb, one dairy, and one fruit.

7.    Go to the grocery store!---a lot of modern people eat unhealthily because they rely on takeout because when they arrive home at 7:30, there’s never anything in the fridge---surprise!  Keeping your kitchen stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables and everything in between will deter you from choosing a pizza for dinner or even choosing what you think is a healthy take-out option---usually it’s not.

8.    Small changes---when implementing all of the above, aim for small, permanent lifestyle changes.  Radical changes are usually not assimilated into your true routine.  Aiming for small changes will help you adjust to the changes and you’ll find that you even like the changes if they are small enough to not disturb your entire lifestyle.

Staying Fit and Healthy Aging

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The aging process starts from the day we are born. A person may not realize it but we need to work on staying fit and healthy everyday. In the end, you’ll feel and look younger all during the aging progression.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Eating Right in Healthy Aging

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You have to eat right in order to stay healthy. If you do not eat right, your body does not receive the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You have to eat so it fuels your body. Similar to a motor vehicle, which you add gas to travel; the body requires food that promotes energy, making it go. Too much food is not good for you and not enough of the right food can be harmful to your health.

Getting more alkaline into your diet

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The pH miracle diet is a revolutionary new way to look at how you eat. The essentials of the diet are to keep the ph balance of food intake at 80% alkaline with 20% acidity. The goal with this diet is to match the ph level of the bloodstream, which runs on the alkaline side. This task can be daunting for many because foods that most people love to indulge themselves on are considered high in acidity. The goal in adding more alkaline into your diet is to identify good sources of alkaline. Creating a comprehensive list of alkaline producing foods will help you make the most of the pH miracle diet.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Green drinks and the pH miracle diet

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If you’ve been learning about the benefits of the pH miracle diet you’ve probably run across the phrase “green drinks” before. In fact, a quick search of reviews on Robert Young’s book “The pH Miracle Diet” shows that many people who use the program also use green drinks to boost the level of alkaline in their diets. What are green drinks and how are they beneficial to those following the pH diet?

You are what you eat

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You’ve certainly heard the expression many times, “You are what you eat.” Have you ever really thought about what it means? And do you think about it when you’re making food choices?

In some ways, we do become what we eat, literally. Have you ever seen an example of your blood plasma after eating a fast food hamburger? What was previously a clear liquid becomes cloudy with the fat and cholesterol that’s absorbed from eating a high-fat hamburger.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Vitamin E and Healthy Aging

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Did you know that at least 200 UI daily of vitamin E can help fight various diseases? Studies found that alpha tocopherol, or Vitamin E has proven to fight particular diseases. Studies show that Vitamin E may help with oxygen preserving and potentially offers cure for various disease. Taking 200 IU daily may trim down up to 40% or more of oxygen preserves, which controls bodily organs and the heart.  The vitamin seems to have a “anti-coagulant” that has proven to support the overall bodily functions. Vitamin E was discovered to reduce blood clotting and can help prevent heart disease.

How can you be sure your children are getting the nutrition they need?

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Most parents would worry that if they keep their children from eating those fatty foods that they love, and only offer vegetables, that the children will starve, or have nutritional deficiencies.  These parents feel that the kids will just not eat the food.  If you think about it this way, how much nutrients are they receiving from the fatty, processed foods now?  If their diet consists of French fries, mashed potatoes, apple sauce, chocolate pudding, and maybe chicken fingers, how could it be worse if you only offer fruits and vegetables?  Sure, maybe they will demand to have the foods they like, and not eat.  They will eventually get hungry and if you keep offering fruits and vegetables and do not give in, you will see that they will begin to enjoy it, especially if they see everyone else in the family eating healthier.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Twenty Quickie Diet Tips to Lose the Weight

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Dieting can be an effective weight loss too if done correctly. However, often dieters become frustrated with their lack of results and give up on their attempts to lose weight. Here are twenty quick tips on how to diet and lose weight effectively.

Get your Fill with the Fiber Diet

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Fiber was not so popular in the past; it had this kind of laughable reputation as being a bowel-regulator.  However, the benefits of a high fiber diet go far beyond regular bowel movements, whether kids and teens are willing to eat high-fiber cereals or not.  A high-fiber diet is a good idea for all age groups; the need for fiber is not restricted to a certain age group or a certain sex.  Fiber is just plain good for you, and you, and you, and you!

Fiber has many functions in the body, but when we’re looking at fiber from a dieting perspective, we can quickly see the benefits that fiber will have on one’s diet.  The easiest factor to see is that fiber fills people up.  Fiber is one of the densest feeling foods that people can eat and can make the difference between eating 5 slice of puffy white bread and 2 slices of dense, healthy whole-grain bread.  The higher the fiber content, the fuller one feels after have eaten it.  But the benefits don’t stop there.

Higher fiber amounts means that the carbohydrates in the food are more complex.  Sure, everyone’s heard of complex carbohydrates, but what are they exactly?  Well, essentially, the puffy white bread turns into sugar almost immediately once it is eaten; this type of carbohydrate is not complex.  This type of carb is broken down immediately, and some of it is used for energy, and all the excess that you ate (because you didn’t feel full) is turned into sugar and then immediately stored as fat because the body already has enough glucose from the first two pieces on which to run the body.  This is how simple carbohydrates turn from bread to fat within hours of eating them.  You thought eating bread with low-fat cheese meant you weren’t going to put on fat?  Sorry, but unused energy gets stored as fat.

Higher fiber breads, dark (from complex carbs, not from molasses or colorants) and dense, are a much better bet, not only in terms of avoiding fat storage, but also in terms of efficient energy use.  Because these carbs are complex, it takes the body a little time to process them.  Complex carbs are equivalent to ‘slow-release’ medications whereas simple carbs sock it to the body in an all-out attack.  The body uses the slow-release version much more efficiently.  In addition to diet and weight concerns, diabetics and pre-diabetics should only be eating complex carbs (in a controlled manner) since simple carbs can cause just as strong a glucose spike as a candy bar can cause.

In addition to all of these factors above, high fiber diets usually have a lot of useful vitamins and minerals built right in.  Complex carbohydrates from beans, for example, have a lot of other elements that are extremely important to the body’s overall health and the quality of the overall diet when compared to simple carbohydrates.  In addition to nutrients that come alongside fiber, there’s the good that fiber can do for your digestive system; fiber is not only good for your diet, it’s good for your whole system.

Fiber is what keeps people regular when it comes to bowel movements.  A diet that is high in fiber (but not too high—aim for 25 grams per day), paired with adequate water intake will seldom feel bloated and constipated.  Eating too much fiber, or pairing a high fiber diet with low water intake, will result in a very unpleasant, very full feeling.  Considering the diet of most Americans today, there’s virtually no risk of going over 25 grams a day, but keep track of your fiber to know how much you’re getting; chances are it’s only 10-15 grams—kick it up a notch for a diet and overall health boost.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

High Carbs-Low Fat The Pritikin Diet Way

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The Pritikin Diet is the polar opposite of the Atkins Diet.  However, this diet is not as popular as the Atkins Diet. The Pritikin diet plan promotes a diet that is high in carbs and low in fats. The diet was originally developed by Nathan Pritikin and further enhanced by his son Robert Pritikin. The Pritikin theory states that because food is readily available man has the tendency to “over consume,” leading to weight gain, heart disease, colorectal cancer, and other diseases. This diet re-orientates the diet toward high-fiber, unprocessed carbohydrates and low-fat protein sources, and a significantly reduced fat intake and regular daily exercise. The Pritikin Diet is designed to improve the overall health of dieters as well as reducing risk factors for dietary related diseases.

Some great benefits of Yoga That You should know Of

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A lot of people think that the one thing that you’re going to get out of going to yoga classes is body injuries. Despite the fact that numerous regions of your physique will surely feel sore if you're not really familiar with doing any type of physical exercise before going to a yoga course, its not all about the pain. Here are some of the key advantages of yoga that you ought to know of.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nine Reasons Why High Protein Low Carb Diets Are Not an Optimal Choice

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Low carbohydrate diets have been around since the 1970s. These high protein weight loss plans have recently gained huge popularity as can be seen by the massive amount of books, advertisements, foods and entire stores dedicated to the subject. While some of these diets restrict the amount of carbohydrates you are allowed others prohibit them all together.

Types of Juicers

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If you’re eating more raw foods and making that important lifestyle change, at some point you’ll need to consider investing in a juicer. A blender is NOT the same thing. To get all the benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables, you need to be able to process every part of the food – seeds, stems, peels and pulp. That’s where all the vitamins are. A blender just can’t do that effectively.  A juicer will extract all the nutrients from fruit or vegetable that not even your stomach can adequately do.