Top Practices, Herbs and Foods to Encourage a Long and Vibrant Life

healthCarolanne Wright – Let’s face it, modern life can be taxing. From jammed packed schedules to environmental toxins, along with questionable food and water quality, we need all the help we can get to stay fit, energetic and disease-free. However, more often than not, we forego health-enhancing practices because we just don’t have the time or energy. What we need are supercharged practices, foods and herbal remedies that will support well-being and vitality without requiring a large investment of time, effort or cash. As luck would have it, traditional cultures discovered the secret to a robust life long ago and have preserved this knowledge so people like us can reap the benefit today.

Power of the Breath

Used for thousands of years by Indian yogis, pranayama is a practice of ultimate simplicity, yet offers profound results. In just a few minutes a day, alternate nostril breathing helps to calm an agitated mind and smoothes ruffled emotional states, clarifies thinking, improves sleep and soothes the nervous system.

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Tips for Preventing Cognitive Decline

cognitive declineThe brain is the most important part of your body, as without it you are unable to move, think, or feel. It is commonly referred to as the body’s control panel, so it is crucial that you take whatever steps you can to look after your brain. Many people are concerned about their cognitive decline as they get older, as dementia and cognitive impairment is increasing around the globe.

By the year 2050, it is predicted that there will be approximately 2 billion people aged 60 and over who will suffer from cognitive decline, making up 22 percent of the world’s population. With these worrying statistics, it is no surprise that people are seeking ways to protect their cognitive abilities. Here are five tips on how you can prevent cognitive decline. Continue reading “Tips for Preventing Cognitive Decline”

This Is How A Healthy Mental State Contributes To Outstanding Physical Health

healthMany cultures and early medicine in the past clearly defined mind and body as two separate entities. While this categorized approach isn’t as widespread nowadays, we tend to separate the two on a subconscious level, often times not fully aware of just how interconnected our mind and body truly are.

Recent studies have shown that people with poor mental health, depression, and other psychological factors such as mental illness and psychological disorders are 32% more likely to have died from cancer, and it has been speculated that the increased stress from mental health issues may be linked to an increased risk for hypertension and coronary heart disease.

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The “Miracle Cure”: Walking

exerciseCharles Hugh Smith – While selling health-related “miracle cures” of one kind or another is big business, the real “miracle cure” is activity/exercise. The essential role of exercise/fitness is backed up by a large and growing body of evidence. It’s now apparent that humans are “born to walk” and need to stay active to be healthy: eating well isn’t enough.

If we apply the foundational processes of evolution to our own health, we end up focusing on the critical role of activity/exercise in our well-being–and in particular, the impressive benefits of walking.

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Important facts about hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are very common. Nearly 3 out of 4 people have had hemorrhoids at some point in time. They occur in the rectum and anus. Proper knowledge about the condition, its causes and symptoms help in treating or alleviating the symptoms.

Facts about hemorrhoids

What are Hemorrhoids?

hemorrhoidsHemorrhoids (also known as piles) are swelling in veins in the anal region and lower part of the rectum. Hemorrhoids may be internal (located inside the rectum) or external (developing in the skin around the anus).

They can get stretched and irritated going to the bathroom and hence may hurt.

Hemorrhoids are very common. However, most people feel ashamed to consult a doctor and wait for the condition to heal itself. It’s advisable to consult a specialist for this condition, especially if it’s recurring, rather than live with the pain and discomfort. Continue reading “Important facts about hemorrhoids”