Many of us have long since known of the health dangers of junk food – foods that can most generally be described as those which contain empty calories and excessive amounts of substances known to cause harm to the body.
But why does junk food remain so popular? What makes tens of millions of people consume it daily, even if they are well aware of its health and dietary pitfalls? Well, part of the reason is by design – that is, the way such foods were designed to appeal to our senses. Continue reading →
We’ve been led to believe that processed foods seem like the answer to today’s busy lives. New fads and fancy advertisements make promises that keep us coming back for more. The sad reality is that processed products are everywhere we look, making them increasingly harder to avoid.
Processed foods are also more convenient – that’s what it really comes down to in an ever increasing time poor society. It’s so much easier to bake a cake by opening up a box, pouring out a dry mix, and adding an egg and some oil than starting from scratch. But what is the price we really pay for this seemingly great convenience?
Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increased risk for stroke if left untreated. The good news is, by optimizing your dietary intake, exercising, and effectively managing your stress, the odds of normalizing your blood pressure are greatly in your favor.
The guidelines given below provide an insight into how you can naturally treat and manage high blood pressure. Continue reading →
We just finished watching a trailer for a new book about EFT Tapping, that was inspiring, captivating and eye-opening, and it reminded us about how we have the power, each and every day, to completely transform our lives:
Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.
Maybe you’ve seen movies where in the weeping lady or a broken-hearted man succumbs to junk foods and sweet desserts in hope of feeling better. Although eating could be a great way to improve your mood, it is essential that you know what particular foods can truly bust off the depression. Instead of opening a bag of cookies or sipping soft drink, experts suggest we eat more of the following foods:
You might find it hard to look for blue potatoes but the moment you see one, go and buy it! Blue potatoes are rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins that aid in reducing the inflammation in the brain which is linked to depression. They also enhance short-term memory.
In a world where allergies and sensitivities are an ever increasing problem, it will come as quite a relief to discover that there is some significant help available within the complementary therapy field.
Professionally trained homeopaths, often have many clients with quite debilitating issues. Probably the most common problems are hay fever, food intolerances, chemical sensitivities and pet allergies (particularly cats, dogs, rabbits and horses). They can trigger a number of physical stresses within the body. Which system is directly affected depends very much upon the constitutional weakness of the individual. So, for example, where there is a tendency towards respiratory weakness in the family, we may well see asthma as a reaction. Alternatively, where the family genes suggest a weak digestive system, diarrhoea is very possible. In addition, direct contact with the substance can often create an immediate skin reaction. The area can become inflamed or puffy, sometimes quite rapidly. Continue reading →