2 Major Physical Benefits of Physical Fitness

While there are a huge list of benefits from physical fitness, I want to be very specific in this article and look at 2 of the major benefits. When you begin to add fitness into your life you will begin to notice some substantial changes immediately. If you have been sitting for a while you can bet when you start to excercise you will have sore muscles, depending on how […]

Maintaining A Healthy Diet – Healthier for You

Maintaining a healthy diet is essential in every one’s daily living. If you are dieting to lose weight, or you just want to stay healthy and free from illness and disease, maintaining a healthy diet is one good way in living a healthy and happy life. With the busy lifestyle we have today and with our demanding jobs, we tend to go for foods that are instantly prepared or something […]

Crucial Things – Heart Healthy Diet Meal Plans

For healthy living, having a healthy heart is one of the most crucial requirements. For a healthy heart, having healthy diet meal plans is equally important. Today’s lifestyle and a busy schedule have contributed to our heart problems. Most of us know that a healthy diet can easily and safely make your heart healthy, however, most of us don’t bother to follow it. Following Heart Healthy Diet Meal Plans is […]

Turmeric – why we should consume it!

There’s more to turmeric than just spicing up a meal. Research shows it can really benefit us and may help stave off dementia and reduce your risk of cancer. This herb is the main spice in the Indian curry! It is said to be the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and even reversing disease. It is a distinctive, yellow powder. Research shows the following health benefits of […]

Bee Pollen, is it for human consumption?

Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and it is about 40% protein. It is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. A lot of the protein is in the form of amino acids which the body can use immediately. This natural product contains almost all of the nutrients required by the human body to thrive! I was in the health food shop and I heard a […]

Fermented foods, what are they?

Fermented foods, what are they? One of the popular topics in food and nutrition arenas is fermented foods. These range from yoghurt, sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha. These foods add potency to food/meals and provide all types of health benefits ranging from boosting your immune system and easing digestive problems. There have been claims that baldness, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia and multiple sclerosis may benefit. Fermentation is a metabolic process […]

The healthy benefits of listening to music!

Music has the ability to turn back the clock and help us feel nostalgic or remember ‘good times’! It may spark the mood to dance or set the tone for a relaxing evening. Tunes may also positively affect your life in a very real way. From a happier mindset to more motivation, there’s a range of wonderful reasons to get lost in a good song. Studies show listening to music […]

Aromatherapy, relaxation and essential oils

Aromatherapy uses the scent and healing properties of essential oils to enhance your whole health! It’s been used around the world for hundreds of years to aid relaxation. Essential oils are used for different purposes and some are particularly helpful for relaxing. There are various oils to choose from. Some of the best essential oils for relaxation are bergamot, chamomile, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose or valerian. Be sure to read […]

Meat – want to eat less and increase vegetable intake

Many of us want to cut back on the amount of meat we are eating. The healthiest diets in the world have one thing in common – they’re all based on plants rather than meat. Studies show that plants are your most powerful ally in protecting against diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. You will also lower your cancer risk. Plants contain hundreds of antioxidants which help stop […]

Ways to beat winter weight gain

Comfort food can mean those extra kilograms can sneak on. Here are some ways to avoid stacking on the extra weight. Having a cup of tea especially if it is green tea, can help with fat burning. Cups of vegetable soup, keep you warm and satisfied. The fibre in the vegetables is good for your body. Studies reveal that starting a meal with soup can help you consume 20 per […]

Feeling tired all of the time? Need more energy?

Exhausted all of the time? Need more energy and vitality to get you going? Often we don’t take the time to get enough sleep. Plenty of sleep shouldn’t feel like a luxury! Having a good night’s sleep makes life so much more enjoyable and it is easier to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ which come our way. The first thing to look at when feeling tired is whether you […]

Relax by using aromatherapy techniques

Relax by using aromatherapy techniques Aromatherapy uses the scent and healing properties of essential oils to enhance your whole health! It’s been used around the world for hundreds of years to aid relaxation. Essential oils are used for different purposes and some are particularly helpful for relaxing. There are various oils to choose from. Some of the best essential oils for relaxation are bergamot, chamomile, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose or […]

Can I Curb My Sweet Tooth? Tips to achieve this

If you have the will power you can curb a sweet tooth! There are ways to do it but you must be committed to change long term if you want to say good bye to your sweet tooth. If you are ready to win the battle against eating sweet food, have a look at the tips below, you will be sure to find something which could help. Avoid processed foods. […]

How To Boost Memory and keep it alert

As the years go by does your memory seem to have declined, or even a little? There are many ways to enhance our thought processes and brain function, so what are they? Excercising and increasing blood flow to your brain to assist thought recall is a practical way to ensure that plenty of oxygenated blood is pumping through our brain. Eating right plays a crucial role in maintaining and improving […]

Soil Chemistry: Total Cation Exchange Capacity(C.E.C.)

The total Cation Exchange Capacity of a soil is like a nutrient basket. The bigger the basket the more nutrients that can be stored or held. Soil has a negative charge (i.e. Earth) and the strength of this charge depends on the cation balance, pH and amount of humus and clay. Cations have a positive charge and are attracted to the soil because of it’s negative charge. The five main […]

How to eat more healthy foods

Our eating habits have been established for many years. In order to make lasting changes to how we eat it is important to make this transition gradually in order to succeed. Make up a plan for what you are going to eat for the week. If this is too difficult, start with planning your intake for one day. It may be useful to use a food diary to capture everything, […]

Excercise! Why it helps maintain health

Exercise should be a daily, natural part of our lives! Our ancestors were born to gather food and protect themselves from danger. This meant they had to exercise in order to ‘survive’. With the modern world we do not live in the active way our ancestors did. Depending on what we do for income – days, weeks or months could pass by without the need for us to do any […]

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) : Daily Dose And Ratio

Daily requirements of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) LA and LNA. The amounts required each day are not known exactly. Linoleic Acid(LA) also known as Omega 6 fatty acid has a high daily requirement as far as essential nutrients are concerned. Even for an individual this will vary depending on the level of physical activity, stress, nutritional state and personal differences. The optimal daily amount of LA is in the range […]

Health benefits of meditation, discover more

Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus which has numerous health benefits! Studies reveal the following health benefits of meditation. When one takes the time to meditate, it can improve sleep quality which is central to a happy life. Meditation can increase concentration. To be less distracted in our busy world, would certainly be a welcome advantage. Developing a stronger sense of inner calm is another benefit of meditation. It […]

Having trouble losing weight? Is lipedema the cause?

Lipedema is a disorder which effects 11% of women. It is extremely rare for a man to have this condition. Lipedema is a fat condition which is very stubborn regarding removing it from one’s body. The areas which it effects are mainly in the hip region, upper and lower leg areas. There is a tendency for leg swelling which is exacerbated by standing. The legs become very heavy throughout the […]

How can I develop my confidence?

Ever felt a little ‘annoyed at those very confident people who have come from a family of ‘achievers’? They must of been born with confidence…..right??? No! Confidence is something that you earn. If you are lacking in confidence, what have you been doing to earn it? Chances are that you haven’t been doing enough. Confidence grows when you do something or have begun a task. It’s ineffective to ‘wait’ to […]