If the holidays means letting all of your hard work go, then that is just not holly or jolly to us. It is totally possible to enjoy delicious, comforting, healthy food that doesn’t cut your weight loss efforts in half. It is also very possible to stay active and fit in the winter months, yes, even on holidays.
With the word, “inflammation” comes a long list of scary ailments that we want nothing to do with. This list includes acne, sleeping problems, gut issues, as well as life-threatening diseases such as heart disease. Don’t worry though, there’s good news! You can eat your way out of inflammation.
Natural ingredients in cosmetics are a hot topic, which is a great thing! If you are savvy with the hydrating effects of coconut oil and refuse to buy any products containing parabens than you are on the right track. We have great news for you! There are natural ingredients that will take you from basic natural skin care to next-level in natural cosmetics.
Essential oils are distilled plant extracts with strong healing properties. Using essential oils to treat your overall health is a holistic treatment known as aromatherapy. These extracts are also useful for cleaning, beauty, and relaxation. Directly extracted from the plant or root, these oils provide many health benefits. They are extremely concentrated and give off a strong aroma that aid in relaxation and focus. Plants naturally produce a shield against insects and harsh environments. When using the oils you are directly benefiting from this natural protective shield.
It seems like there is a new health trend popping up every day. The question is, should we be trying them all? When you think about drinking activated charcoal, you may recall college days when someone at a party drank one too many and ended up in the ER. This is the purpose of activated charcoal, treating poisonings and overdoses. So, if you haven’t overdosed or been poisoned, what are the benefits of drinking it?
Is your skin ready for summer? As we exit the cold, harsh winter and enter into sunny days proper skin hydration is key. We put our skin through the ringer, exposing it to freezing temperatures, weather change, and lack of moisturization. These seasonal changes disrupt the skin’s ability to maintain its own state of health. This results in dry, itchy, tight skin. Not the most comfortable, to say the least.
Gut Bacteria! Do you feel like you know yours well enough? If not, we are here to help. The trillion of microorganisms living in your digestive tract are your gut bacteria. Research has developed over the past decade to show that our gut microbiome significantly affects every aspect of our health — so take care of it! These aspects include immunity, fat storage, heart health, skin conditions, and digestion. It can even make you less susceptible to stress, anxiety, and depression. Your gut is so in sync with the rest of your body that it has gained the nickname, “second brain”.
From curing hiccups to protecting you from cancer, apple cider vinegar is armed with an array of health benefits that vary both in the way you use it and what area you are targeting. Your pantry staple isn’t only beneficial to your salad flavoring. Here are 6 applaudable health benefits of apple cider vinegar:
The much need high unrelenting amounts of rain that hit the west coast this year cured the drought and watered the thirsty vegetation. The plant’s quenched thirst is resulting in a massive super bloom throughout the west coast and, for anyone with pollen allergies, it is a time of super discomfort. Itchy, red eyes, runny noses, and constant sneezing plague allergy prone people daily.
The rays from the sun do nothing but damage our skin… is what we are conditioned to believe. However, are you aware of the positive effects of sunlight on your skin? The sun can be damaging but it is equally as damaging to be vitamin D deficient. Sun rays offer an array of health benefits, including, believe it or not, skin cancer prevention.