Teas, Please! My Four Go-To Favorite Teas for Health

I confess. I am a tea junkie. Perhaps this “vice” is hardly anything astonishing, but I can say I’m addicted. The good news is that tea drinking is a good thing. I start early and finish late. I love the flavors, the feeling I get as I sit back and sip, and the health benefits to boot. My four favorites by far are green tea, mint tea, eucalyptus tea, and chamomile tea. That said, there are plenty of others I often drink, like chai, English Breakfast, and those freebies that come with my Chinese takeout, but the four aforementioned are always in my pantry. I mentioned the health benefits. While I didn’t start out drinking tea for my health, I came to realize that I looked and felt better once I started drinking these teas. Was it a coincidence? I think not. I learned that tea is good for the body, and the more I drink, the healthier I become. The best part is that I love tea, so this health boost is the cherry on top. The Goodness of Green Tea I love the mild taste of green tea. It goes with anything and is a good one for when I’m not in the mood for anything super flavorful or overly fragrant. As for the health benefits, there are a bunch. The antioxidants in green tea have been shown to boost brain function, aid in fat loss, ward off cancer, and reduce the risk of heart disease. That’s pretty impressive, and when I drink my green tea, I feel blessed that I’m doing something good for my body. “Going green” is my mantra in more ways than one! The Magic of Mint Tea When I’m in the mood for something fresh and energizing, mint tea is where it’s at. The uplifting scent and snappy sensation wake up my taste buds and I’m ready for what’s next. The health benefits of mint tea are amazing, including how it relieves belly bloat and an upset stomach, handles my headaches, clears my clogged sinuses, and freshens my breath. I consider it a cure-all., The Excellence of Eucalyptus I can’t get enough of the earthy, natural flavor of eucalyptus tea. I love it mid-afternoon when I need a break from the day’s endless to-dos and have time to settle down and get ready for sunset. It’s definitely an acquired taste, but I’ve had plenty of practice. When I feel a cold coming on, before I hit the medicine cabinet, I brew some eucalyptus tea. It breaks up the mucus and I can breathe better almost instantly. It’s also remarkably relaxing, so when I’m stressed out, a cup of eucalyptus tea is my at-home “therapist.” I reduce my anxiety as I inhale and ingest. The Calm of Chamomile The floral flavor of chamomile tea is so delicate and delicious. I enjoy chamomile with breakfast as well as an after-dinner beverage with a light dessert. The scent permeates the house, [...]

2020-09-18T12:43:35-07:00By |

Not Just For Weight Loss: 4 Health Reasons Why You Should Consider Intermittent Fasting

A couple of years ago, I noticed that my metabolism was slowing down and those extra pounds that I have always been able to avoid up until now, started accumulating around my stomach and my lower half. Now this isn’t anything new since most people’s metabolism slows down considerably and their hormone levels drop as well as they get older. But I wasn’t just going to accept it from here on out.   I had heard quite a few favorable reviews of intermittent fasting and how it can help with weight loss, so I decided to give it a go. It didn’t take long until I was back at the weight I was happy with.   Intermittent fasting, to explain it simply, is the practice of constantly cycling between patterns of fasting and eating. It is not a diet as it does not detail the foods you should and should not be eating. But rather it will have you eating less as a popular intermittent fasting schedule would be eight hours of being able to eat followed by 16 hours of fasting where only calorie-free beverages are basically allowed.   Fasting is a concept that has been around for centuries as even the Greek physician Hippocrates would recommend it to treat certain illnesses. However, as more and more research is completed nowadays, intermittent fasting is the new rage as it is recognized as being able to offer numerous health benefits to all individuals besides the weight loss objective.   Lower Insulin Levels and Blood Pressure An interesting study from the University of Alabama compared two groups of obese men as they both experimented with five weeks of intermittent fasting. One group would only eat their meals within an eight hour period followed by 16 hours of not eating. The other group would eat their meals during a 12 hour period followed by 12 hours of fasting.   After the five weeks, the group that followed the intermittent fasting program of eight hours on followed by 16 hours of not eating had dramatically lowered their insulin levels and blood pressure. Plus, the group mentioned that they did not feel like they were starving during those 16 hours of fasting every day. Great news if you are battling insulin difficulties and high blood pressure.   Fat Loss It is one thing to lose weight during intermittent fasting as you deprive yourself from food for a good length of time every day, but it is quite another thing to lose fat. After all, fat loss really is the goal as we certainly do not want to lose muscle since it is so hard to come by in the first place.   A 2017 study showed that the individuals lost a good percentage of fat as their body composition changed during their time of intermittent fasting. While the scale may not show weight loss all the time, reducing the number of inches on parts of your body is just [...]

2020-10-05T12:47:16-07:00By |

6 Ways to Sleep Better for a Healthy Immune System

Have you ever noticed the effects your body takes when you don’t get enough sleep at night? Some signs you know right off the back are dark puffy eyes, weight gain, and acne. Did it ever cross your mind how lack of sleep can affect your immune system? Leading you to wonder….   “Why is Sleep Important For a Healthy Immune System?” As you sleep your immune system goes through major events. Your stress hormones drop, allowing your melatonin levels to raise. During this time, your melatonin hormones begin a search to repair any damaging cells. In return, this gives your immune system a chance to attack viruses and bacteria. When you do not get enough sleep at night, you’re not allowing your body to do its job. Sleep is important if you want to have a healthy immune system. Lack of sleep leads to your body becoming accessible to catching the slightest cold.   How Much Sleep Do You Need According to the National Sleep Foundation (NFT), adults between the ages 26-64 need at least 7-9 hours a night for a healthy immune system. Many adults in America get half this amount of sleep every night. A recent study shows adults who receive 6 hours and less a night are more likely to get sick than adults who sleep more. To tie this all in….. Sleep and the immune system go hand in hand. They’re best friends…. To gain a healthy immune system, you need proper sleep at night. This post will show you how to achieve better sleep to boost your immune system.   How to get Better Sleep Better to Boost your Immune System   1 . Create a Nighttime Routine A nighttime routine is a system you do each day to help organize yourself and ease stress. Remember, stress keeps you from sleeping at night in return, harms your immune system. Before bed, do what you need to do to set yourself up for a simple morning. Once you’re done organizing your morning, you can do something relaxing to help you get ready for bed.   2 . Eat Foods That’ll Help You Sleep You know you need to eat healthy to get good sleep and to boost your immune system. But did you know you can eat certain foods to help release melatonin before bed? Yes, there are certain foods that release mealtime into your body. Helping you sleep better at night and get the right amount of rest. These foods will help you sleep better at night: Kiwi Almonds Fatty Fish Tart Cherries Chamomile and Passionflower tea Note: Chamomile tea also boosts your immune system!   3 . Use Supplements and Herbal Teas for Sleep Speaking of tea…. I must admit to how much I love it! Switching your addiction from coffee to tea can give you a boost of health. Drinking herbal tea helps boost your immune system, and certain ones can help with your sleep. I already [...]

2020-10-14T17:32:32-07:00By |

10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric You Didn’t Know

Native to Southeast Asia, turmeric powder comes from the curcuma longa plant and has long been associated with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric is one of the well-studied spices today, and has a host of benefits that improve one’s physical and mental health. The spice turmeric has long been used to flavor dishes and to take for medicinal reasons. Most supplements today contain a mixture of curcumin and black pepper which helps aid absorption of the powder.   Here’s the 10 scientifically proven health benefits of this incredible spice. 1. Benefits brain and mental health. Turmeric is a mood enhancer and research indicates that the spice can stabilize moods. Additionally, evidence indicates that it may help individuals with depression and/or bipolar disorders. Further studies need to be undertaken, but it may even help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.   2. Anti-aging properties. Turmeric helps protect cells from free radicals and as such, it’s a powerful anti-aging agent. For best results, use turmeric directly on your skin. It targets sun damage, wrinkles, and age associated pigmentation. By reducing inflammation, turmeric can improve eczema, chronic acne, and psoriasis.   3. Helps control blood sugar. Adding turmeric or curcumin to dishes can help control blood sugar because it stimulates the enzyme AMPK. The enzyme AMPK helps stabilize blood sugar levels and improves insulin stability. By monitoring blood sugar levels, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease and work on controlling your cholesterol.   4. Strengthens your immune system. Curcumin and turmeric helps keep chronic infections away, especially in those with compromised immune systems. The spice improves white blood cell counts, which boosts the immune system. This is one of the biggest positives to taking turmeric or curcumin. A healthy immune system works to resist many of the chronic health conditions today.   5. Helps improve heart and blood health. Supplementing with curcumin lowers your risk of blood clots, which in turn can defend your body against pulmonary embolisms, hypertension, deep vein thrombosis, and hypertension. In some instances, turmeric or curcumin can be just as helpful as drugs.   6. Helps relieve some aches and pains. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and can be beneficial in fighting aches and pains. It especially aids those who suffer from arthritis, as it works to protect bone materials, minimizes inflammation, and improves antioxidant activity. As the spice reduces oxidative stress, it can help reduce low-grade inflammation throughout the body. Turmeric is commonly prescribed for arthritis and other similar diseases.   7. Improves gut health. Because turmeric and curcumin both work in the digestive tract to minimize pathogenic bacteria, they can radically improve gut health and digestion. Minimizing such bacteria helps reduce bloating, gas, and irregular bowel movements among others. The anti-inflammatory benefits can also benefit those who suffer from ulcers and inflammatory bowel diseases.   8. Antioxidant health benefits. Turmeric and curcumin together stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn can help remove toxic waste from the body. Another aspect of the [...]

2020-09-21T14:39:30-07:00By |

4 Benefits of Coconut Oil and How to Include It in Everyday Life

The internet became obsessed with coconut oil. People started to believe that it falls under the category of superfoods. Numerous studies have praised it and confirmed its benefits. Still, there are many questions and concerns around it as to how beneficial it actually is. While some are convinced that coconut oil has multiple health benefits, others claim that it does more harm than good. When it comes to nutritional facts, coconut oil has 862 calories per 100 grams and is 99% fat, with 90% saturated, 9% unsaturated fats, and 1% plant sterols and other fat-dissolving chemicals. Saturated fats are chemically prone to change when heated, but compared to polyunsaturated fatty acids, they create less harmful compounds (aldehydes). Once ingested, they are metabolized quickly, but they might build up in the body and lead to high levels of bad cholesterol. The only controversy surrounding coconut oil is that its fats are a bit less harmful than those found in butter or beef. Nevertheless, people globally seem to love its aroma and notice more benefits than adverse effects.   Coconut Oil for Healthier Teeth and Gums Coconut oil has antimicrobial components, such as lauric acid. Lauric acid is proved to be the most effective when it comes to fighting harmful bacteria in the mouth. It’s especially useful in killing streptococcus mutans and lactobacillus bacteria that cause tooth decay. Coconut oil also reduces plaque and fights gingivitis. Oil pulling with coconut oil for only seven days results in a significant decrease in plaque.   Coconut Oil Helps Treat Itchy Scalp and Moisturizes Dry Skin Coconut oil helps maintain moisture in the hair. It’s great for itchy scalp, against dandruff, hair loss, and frizz. Since it’s rich in fatty acids and antioxidants and has antifungal properties, coconut oil is beneficial for the skin too. It can fight skin allergies, rashes, yeast infections, and dermatitis. Its hydrating effects are perfect for dry skin. It can also be used for oily skin as a face mask. Rubbing coconut oil on cuticles and brittle nails helps to keep them healthy and strong. It also serves as excellent makeup removal.   Antimicrobial and Antifungal Properties of Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil  We’ve already mentioned the lauric acid and the antimicrobial and antifungal properties of coconut oil, but there’s more. Aside from lauric, coconut oil contains capric, myristic, palmitic, and other acids. Some are used in beauty products since they benefit the skin. The way these acids work is by disrupting the bacterial, fungal, and viral cell membranes, leading to cell death. While the research proves that lauric acid doesn’t have the same potential as antibiotics, it can still be used in the treatment of moderate skin infections due to the low risk of side effects.   Coconut Oil Boosts Metabolism Medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil can help boost metabolism and increase energy levels. Four studies have confirmed the correlation between decreased weight and fat reduction and coconut oil consumption. Even though some [...]

2020-09-21T14:47:44-07:00By |

My 3 Secrets to Becoming a Morning Person

“Rise and shine” doesn’t come easily for everyone. The whole “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” thing isn’t universal, and those who slap their snooze button at least five times per morning know this all too well. Morning people - those who pop out of bed before the sun rises and have all sorts of to-dos on their plate as millions are still snoring, are a relatively rare breed. Sure, lots of us have needed to wake up at a decent hour to get the kids off to school and make it to work on time. But this doesn’t make us morning people, at least not willingly. Sleeping in would be a dream (quite literally), but our responsibilities require us to get up, get dressed, and get going. I wanted to become an actual morning person, not just one by default. How could I become the early bird who was authentically eager to catch the proverbial worm? I’m not a big fan of the “fake it ‘till you make it” mentality, so I had to figure out how to change my perspective and learn to look forward to rising with the roosters. I developed some practices to help me lose my night owl status and transform into the morning person I wanted to embody. I figured I’d get more done with my day and be in a better mood. From what I had observed, the self-proclaimed morning people I knew were always smiling and never sweated the small stuff. The “lazybones” types always seemed to have a chip on their shoulders and relied on caffeine to focus and function. I was ready for a change, and wanted to be the “up-and-at-‘em” woman who would take the world by storm…all before breakfast. Here’s what I did to become the morning person I knew I had in me. It’s not particularly scientific or anything astounding, but it helped me get over the hump, and now mornings are my favorite time of day.   1. First-Thing Fitness Before you say, “Wait a minute. Not only do you want me to get up early, but you want me to exercise?!,” understand that getting your blood pumping will set you off on the right foot for a fruitful day. Not only does it get your mood elevated, but when you’ve finished the workout in the morning, you won’t have to worry about fitting it in later, or missing it altogether. Even when I’m not in the mood to exercise, I do it. Once I get started, I realize the initial dread soon dissipates. Whether I get on the treadmill, take a brisk walk outside, go to the gym, or use an at-home workout video for inspiration, the exercise gets me energized and excited for what’s next. I’m high off the endorphins, and as I head into my day, I feel healthy and happy.   2. Pucker Up I’m not a coffee drinker in the morning. Instead,  I reach for a glass of lemon [...]

2020-10-02T17:49:42-07:00By |

My 4 Favorite Essential Oils and Why You Need Them in Your Life

Taking a deep breath is simple, but sometimes it’s just too hectic to stop and smell the roses…both figuratively and literally. That said, when you’re calm and collected, which I strive to be as much as possible, finding time for the essentials is easy. In this case, essential oils are my essentials. Not only do they smell like heaven, but the effects are everything from relaxing to exhilarating. There are countless varieties of essential oils available, with scents ranging from mild to almost overwhelming. Choosing which to use can be a task, so I’ve done the research, and I’ve reaped the rewards. My picks? Lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, and tea tree oil. Each of these essential oils has its unique qualities, fabulous aroma, and lingering effects. I don’t play favorites; it all depends on my mood and what’s on my mind. As you may have guessed, essential oils are plant-based, derived from plant extracts, so the all-natural element suits my lifestyle, as I try to be as chemical-free as possible in terms of my health and beauty routine. Who needs stuff you can’t pronounce when there’s so much goodness in nature? Here’s why I love these four essential oils above all others, making them my ultimate go-tos.   1. Lavender Essential Oil When I’m in the mood to chill and decompress, I’m all about the light and lovely scent of lavender. It’s floral and fresh, making me feel like I’m alone with my thoughts on a grassy hill as the sun starts to set on a cool summer evening. A dab or two on my pulse points and I’m ready to relax. I often choose lavender in the evening when I can settle into the sofa after putting the kids to bed. A glass of red wine along with my lavender luxury is the cherry on top. Ahhh… What’s more? Lavender has a bounty of health benefits, including improved blood circulation, better breathing, skin healing, and pain relief. You gotta love lavender!   2. Eucalyptus Essential Oil A Monday morning pick-me-up often comes by way of (lots of) coffee, but when I want to start my day with a beneficial body boost, I go for energizing eucalyptus. It’s minty cool and stimulates all my senses. I love how it clears my sinuses and invigorates me. A little goes a long way, so only use a drop or two, otherwise it can be a bit bothersome to those around you, since the scent is strong. When I’m feeling sluggish or I’m in a rut, my eucalyptus gives me the edge and enthusiasm to shake it off and succeed. Eucalyptus is also an all-natural anti-bacterial, and is used for oral care. These days, anything that has any sanitary properties is a plus.   3. Rosemary Foodies, rejoice! Not only can you get your fix of rosemary come dinnertime, but you can incorporate the one-of-a-kind scent into your essential oil routine. It’s somewhat woodsy in aroma, and I love [...]

2020-10-02T17:53:05-07:00By |

5 Great Health Reasons Why You Should Use a Sauna

There was a time when saunas were only found in the fanciest of gyms and health clubs. But now, they are more prevalent in other businesses as well such as the spa, anti-aging clinics, and salons. In fact, it is not uncommon at all to see private residents have their own sauna nowadays in their homes.   There are two main types of saunas to choose from. Infrared saunas are more home-friendly than dry heat saunas, but on the other hand, dry heat saunas can usually get up to a much higher temperature. It all depends on your preference. In an infrared sauna, the body is warmed up by electromagnetic radiation. Dry saunas raise the temperature through a heavy-duty heater. Adding a dry sauna to your home could cost about $5,000. An infrared sauna can be purchased for around $1,000.   We had our own infrared sauna built into the house about a year ago, but there are portable models you can add to your extra bedroom that don’t require any venting and simply plug right into a normal outlet without any special wiring needed! I have used my infrared sauna consistently three or four times a week ever since I got it because of the benefits associated with using an infrared sauna listed below.   Release Stress and Lift Mood There is nothing better than getting my sauna up to about 120 to 140 degrees and relaxing in there for 20 minutes. All the stresses of the day melt away as I read my book or lay down and listen to music. Sauna use also helps with depression because it massively improves mood. If you ever have insomnia, use the sauna right before going to bed and you will sleep like a baby.   Clearer and Younger Looking Skin Dermatologists know how well a sauna can improve the appearance of your skin. Once the temperature gets hot enough, the pores open up and the sweating detoxifies the skin by removing the impurities. This will restore the glow to your skin and reduce future breakouts. Plus, the extra circulation as your blood starts to pump away will make your skin look much younger and healthier as the nutrients are being delivered more efficiently.   Reduce Inflammation Inflammation in the body can bring on serious soreness and pain. There have been studies conducted on both animals and humans that show both types of saunas can reduce inflammation and restore mobility to those suffering from occasional pain to even chronic pain like arthritis. There is a reason why professional athletes will sweat away in a sauna after a tough workout. It relieves the soreness associated with hard work. Being able to combat pain without the use of medication is definitely a positive.   Lose Weight There is a differing of opinions when you read what experts have to say about weight loss and saunas. Some experts will say the weight loss is just temporary. However, there was [...]

2020-12-08T15:56:29-08:00By |

4 Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

The health and wellness of our teeth and gums is just as important as the wellbeing of any other part of our body. While we may have our diets and fitness gym routines down to a T, do we give our mouth the same attention and importance? Achieving that perfect smile is important and is a desired trait that we all strive to attain. There are some dental issues that may need cosmetic attention or work, such as chipped, crooked, and cracked teeth that may be in the way of that immaculate looking grin. In general, it is pretty simple to get that show-stopping smile. A sure way to get that picture-perfect smile is by looking after the health of your teeth and gums, and maintaining their great condition on a daily basis. There are simple practices that can be done everyday to get your smile gleaming and shining that bit brighter, whilst making sure your teeth and gums are the healthiest they can be.   Brush twice a day We are told this from a very young age. Our parents' voices echoing and ringing in our minds, “don’t go to bed before brushing your teeth,” but how many of us keep this important routine up on a daily basis? Laziness and negligence creep into our way of keeping this necessary step of our mouth hygiene up and it can be very easy to forget and overlook. It is so important to brush your teeth before sleeping as bacteria that has built up throughout the entire day can harden overnight and turn into plaque, which in the long run can be a disaster for your teeth!   Use a fluoride toothpaste  Choosing the correct toothpaste to use is just as important as brushing your teeth consistently and regularly. Using a toothpaste that has strengthening and whitening powers is great, but the most important ingredient is fluoride. Fluoride is a vital component in toothpaste as it fights against the germs and bacteria that can cause tooth decay, whilst creating a protective barrier for your teeth.   Floss! Flossing gets into the nooks and crannies that brushing can’t reach, especially in between the tight spots of your teeth. Flossing is great for reaching and removing those small pieces of food and germs from in between your teeth. Flossing is also great for reducing plaque buildup in your teeth whilst stimulating the gum area to lower any inflammation in that area. Only flossing once a day is enough to reap its benefits for your gums and teeth.   Use mouthwash Rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash is also an effective way to clean hard-to-reach bacteria and germs that are stuck in between your teeth gums. It is also great to use mouthwash on a daily basis as it reduces the acidity in your mouth and maintains a healthy, balanced pH level. Brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash are great routine practices to do on a daily basis to [...]

2020-09-21T14:43:27-07:00By |

Is It Wise to Have a Dental Crown After the Root Canal Procedure?

Dental problems are on the rise, and most of the time, studies relate them to cavities and tooth decay. A report of WHO states that oral diseases have become the most occurring noncommunicable disease. According to the report, oral diseases have affected almost half of the world population, mainly because of an unhealthy diet and the use of addictive substances. Our oral health determines our communication ability. It is also an indicator of our overall health condition. Therefore, critical dental issues need more attention.   What is a root canal? The phrase ‘root canal’ refers to the cavity within the middle of the tooth. The treatment procedure involves repairing a decayed tooth. A tooth can decay from several reasons like excessive consumption of sugar, tobacco smoking, not maintaining oral hygiene, etc. In a root canal treatment, the dentists clean the pulp out of the severely decayed tooth, after which the doctors seal it.   What is a dental crown? A dental crown, as the name suggests, is a cover or cap that sits over a tooth. The crown helps to maintain the shape of the tooth, strengthens it, and also makes it look stylish. A crown covers the visible white portion of the tooth and your friends can easily detect it. The crowns use metals like stainless steel, but there are other options also available like all-resin or all-porcelain crowns.   Why do we need dental crowns? Dental crowns are the protectors of weak teeth. They help to keep a decayed or cracked tooth in its place. A dental crown restores a broken or worn tooth and covers the teeth that have dental stuffing in them. One can also opt for crowns to hide misshapen or ugly looking teeth. After root canals, dentists apply dental crowns to prevent re-contamination of bacteria, which can damage the restored tooth.   Do you need a dental crown after a root canal? If you are knowledgeable of the general opinion, you may think that you need a crown after a root canal. But it’s not that simple! Root canals are essential for chewing teeth that are towards the back of the mouth. The teeth at the front do not need crowns most of the time. Root canals are best suited for the teeth that go through the most grinding and can be subject to quick decay. Go through the following points to understand the feasibility of a dental crown after a root canal procedure:   The process of a root canal involves the extraction of pulp from inside a tooth. This can seriously weaken the tooth or make it a subject to quick decay as dentists remove its dentin, enamel, and pulp, thwarting any natural future growth for the tooth. Therefore, after dentists apply artificial fillings, they advise the patient to opt for a crown that will save this weak tooth from fractures.   Teeth at the front, such as incisors and canines, rarely need a crown as they [...]

2020-09-21T21:14:39-07:00By |

5 Easy Ways to Do a Whole-Body Detox Naturally

Everyone wants to have a fit body, a healthy mind, and clear skin. Every day we are exposed to toxins that might be difficult for the body to deal with. Imagine toxins building up in your tissues and cells. Scary right? Detoxing is a great way of boosting the immune system and helping the body function at its peak. Toxins can be from the environment, food, or stress, which all produce harmful chemicals that are dangerous to the body. Instead of quick-fix detoxes, you should focus more on self-care and natural body detoxification by optimizing the body’s natural detoxifying organs. The liver, skin, kidney, digestive system, and lungs are the organs responsible for eliminating toxins. These organs can only function well when they are healthy. When your lifestyle has been less than ideal, you can try any or all of these natural detox methods for your body.   1. Drink More Water The first step is to drink more and more water. It flushes the toxins and helps hydration, which is essential for effective body functions. Low hydration level causes fatigue, headaches, and inability to concentrate. Water does more than quenching thirst; it performs marijuana cleanse, as shown in this article. It aids digestion, regulates body temperature, and eliminates waste products from the body. Water is responsible for transporting these waste products. It removes them efficiently through breathing, sweating, and urination. Health professionals recommend at least 3.7 liters of water for men and 2.7 liters of water for women daily. How much water are you drinking? You don’t have to wait until you are thirsty. You can deduce your hydration level just by looking at your urine. If it is dark, you need to drink more water. If your urine is pale yellow, you are doing an impressive job with water. Consume fruits with high water content like watermelon and cucumbers. You should also infuse them into your daily diet. You can start your day with a glass of warm water and lemon.   2. Catch Enough Sleep Adequate and quality night sleep is a way the body naturally detoxifies itself. Sleeping allows the brain to recharge and remove waste products accumulated during the day. An example of such a product is Beta-Amyloid, a protein that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease in older people. Sleep deprivation does not allow the body to function effectively. The body won’t have time to eliminate waste that can build up and affect your overall health. Not just Alzheimer’s disease, poor sleep cause stress, obesity, unhealthy cravings, anxiety, and high blood pressure. It is advisable to get up to 7-9 hours of sleep every night to promote good health. If you have trouble sleeping at night, try sticking to a sleep schedule and limit distractions from your phones, TV, and laptop.   3. Reduce Stress The body will not work well when it is under stress. This makes it difficult for you to detoxify. Learn how to manage stress as it [...]

2020-09-22T16:06:26-07:00By |

How Cannabidiol Oil Can Play a Major Role in Pain Treatment

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 480 compounds that’s officially identified in the cannabis plant and medical professionals recommend it for the treatment of various conditions. Many of the medicinal properties of cannabis actually tie back to CBD. CBD is mostly famous for its immense analgesic effects. That explains why it’s widely used to treat diseases that cause pain. However, researchers have also been able to uncover CBD’s positive effects on anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, seizures, and many other medical conditions. Now, while there are numerous ways to consume cannabidiol for pain relief, CBD oil remains the most popular method.   Why Use CBD Oil? First, using CBD oil is one of the fastest methods to deliver cannabidiol to your system. That’s especially true if you’re dripping tinctures under your tongue or vaping CBD e-juice. Both methods deliver cannabidiol right into your bloodstream instead of going through the digestion process as is the case with CBD gummies and pills. Also, CBD oil happens to be the most abundant cannabidiol product available on the market and you’re more likely to see a bottle of CBD oil than CBD gummies, CBD-infused teas, or CBD-based medical pills. Needless to say, CBD oil also contains all the documented therapeutic properties of cannabis, particularly the herb’s analgesic effects. Recreational cannabis users can also invest in full-spectrum CBD, which is known to contain some psychoactive properties.   What Role Does Cannabidiol Oil Play In Pain Treatment? First off, it’s important to consult your physician before you begin using CBD for pain relief. Once you’ve been advised to do so, you can boldly walk into your preferred cbd oil uk retail outlet and order your cannabidiol oil. But just what role does cannabidiol oil play in pain treatment? Now, the role of CBD oil for pain alleviation can be summed up into one statement – it boosts the function of your endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a system within the body that performs pivotal roles in maintaining a homeostatic balance. Examples of the duties of the ECS include; Pain treatment Relief from inflammation Treatment of stress and anxiety disorders Elevation of mood Boosting of appetite Regulation of circadian rhythms Treatment of mental, psychological, and neurodegenerative disorders Boosting of energy levels Your endocannabinoid system is made up of endogenous cannabinoids as well as endocannabinoid receptors like CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are more prevalent around your brain and central nervous system, whereas CB2 receptors are located in your peripheral organs. When you’re in pain, your ECS detects the painful sensations and relays signals to your brain through your endocannabinoid receptors. Your brain responds by coordinating the functions that marshal all your body’s defenses against the painful condition. Now, CBD improves the performance of this system by making it easier for your endogenous cannabinoids to bind more effectively to your endocannabinoid receptors. When CBD oil enters your system, the cannabinoids in the oil travel to your endocannabinoid system, where they alter [...]

2020-09-21T14:41:08-07:00By |