What is a daily habit that I strongly believe everyone must adopt to live an optimally healthy life by boosting the immune system, decreasing inflammation and free radicals that attack the body and in time bring about chronic ailments? It is simpler than most people think, but does take effort to make (even a conscious effort to purchase). I am talking about juicing! Not the get-ripped and develop hair on your rock hard chest steroid pumping (though juicing can help people lose weight, drop cholesterol and decrease the bad cholesterol). I am talking about squeezing all the good-for-the-body, vibrant healing nutrients from fresh, organic vegetables kind of juicing!Take a Tour
There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer can be effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects in addition to a lowered immune system. Acupuncture has received much attention as an adjunctive therapy in cancer treatments addressing many of the symptoms and side effects that come up during and after chemotherapy, radiation, biological therapy and surgery.Take a Tour
Originating from the Greek word ‘cryo’, meaning cold, and ‘therapeia’, meaning cure, Cryotherapy is used for extreme and elite athletes that need to alleviate from sports related injuries or speed up healing time. While some medical and fitness professionals may argue that Cryotherapy is the same as dipping your body in an ice bath or packing frozen peas on body parts after games, it is this pricey new ‘whole body cryotherapy’ (WBC) trend that seems to turnout happier and more pain free athletes.
You better believe college, professional and Olympic athletes are getting their regular share of cryotherapy these days. Just because you were born with faster twitch muscles, train 6-10+ hours a day since you were a toddler and eat like a bird doesn’t mean you can’t pay (or have your sponsors pay) for special super healing powers!Take a Tour
Ghee is clarified butter traditionally used in Indian cooking. Though high in fat, ghee has amazing health benefits, including improving memory, digestion and boosting the immune system.
Ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter in a pot until all the water has boiled. Ghee is the milk solids that has settled to the bottom of the pot and is best enjoyed in moderation. If you’ve eaten lobster or crab before, you may be more familiar with the term “drawn butter”, which is essentially the same thing, although often many people will simply melt some butter and call it drawn butter.Take a Tour
When ingested, pesticides accumulate in the fat deposits in the body where they remain and eventually cause extreme damage. Infants and young children consuming breast milk ingest pesticides as does pregnant women who pass pesticides on to their fetus. Women who eat fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with pesticides, pass the pesticides on to their nursing children. People who eat meat that has been injected with growth hormones and antibiotics, and fed feed that is produced with pesticides, not only (for women) pass these chemicals on to their nursing children, but change testosterone in the bodies into estrogen. This conversion exponentially raises the body levels of estrogen and raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, as well as other dangerous reproductive problems.Take a Tour
The amazing things sugar can do far surpass the momentary happiness on your tongue after consuming a mouth full of it on a fresh donut or in your morning coffee. Unfortunately, sugar can also throw off the body’s homeostasis and create many short term and long term problems. Excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences such as achy joints, acne, wrinkle, digestive problems, mood swings and a slew of metabolic affects.
In almost all parts of developed countries and third world countries as well, people are ingesting entirely too much sugar. So much that we are reprogramming our bodies’ digestive and other internal systems. Our insulin levels are going haywire and more and more people are developing type-2 diabetes. Even if when people are not afflicted with this form of diabetes, eating too much sugar has a profound effect on how our bodies operate from the inside out.Take a Tour
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating back to when the Egyptian pyramids were built. In early 18th -century France, gravediggers drank a concoction of crushed garlic in wine they believed would protect them from the plague that killed many people in Europe. More recently, during both World Wars I and II, soldiers were given garlic to prevent gangrene. Today garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and possibly lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and to improve the immune system. Amongst other things raw garlic is also used by some to treat the symptoms of acne, prevent cancer, reduce the risk of heart related diseases, combat fatigue, and is even effective as a natural mosquito repellent.Take a Tour
Whenever you feel that tightness or slight tickle in the back of your throat, or your nose getting a little stuffy, it is important to take steps to try to avoid a full-blown cold. While you may not be able to stop every cold in its tracks, there’s a good chance that, if you take the proper steps, you’ll be able to get rid of a cold before it starts or, at least, reduce its severity. The key is to take action at the first sign of cold or flu and then keep nursing your body back to optimum health until all symptoms are gone. It really helps to stop consuming sugar during this period and brush regularly with Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda toothpaste as another great way to defend against colds.Take a Tour
If you’re at the menopausal stage of your life, you have probably experienced a number of menopausal symptoms and different kinds of discomfort. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was long the standard treatment for menopause, however, since we now know that traditional HRT using synthetic estrogen and progestins increases the risk of breast cancer and heart disease, many women and healthcare providers are no longer routinely asking for or prescribing traditional estrogen replacement therapy. While hormone replacement therapy is still a popular and clinical way to recover estrogen levels, statistics show that more and more women, every day, are turning to natural alternative treatments to treat the symptoms they experience during menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. It’s really better to turn to natural remedies. Try the following tips to ease symptoms of menopause.Take a Tour
Eating healthy does not have to cost the whole pay check! Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general are pricey and when you are trying to feed a family of four on a budget, choosing nutrient dense foods without draining your wallet may seem difficult. Where are the coupons for healthy, fresh good-for-you foods? Guess what? Some of the healthiest foods in the world are quite affordable. Cheap, even. From veggies to whole grains and everywhere in between, the following list highlights the best superfoods available in a typical grocery store or at your local farmer’s market. The best part is that you can purchase all of these for under $20!Take a Tour