Get Healthy GumsThere is a little ritual that most of us perform every morning when we wake up, and every night before we go to bed. It is called brushing our teeth. I am a bit of a fanatic about it, and use all the proper methods for just the right amount of time to get healthy gums.

So you can imagine my surprise when I saw red foam in my toothbrush. My gums were bleeding! Additional brushing attempts revealed that my gums were not only bleeding, but they were also swollen, and they started to hurt.

I immediately made an appointment with my family dentist who confirmed that I had fallen victim to gingivitis – which is the official term for inflamed gums. But how was it that I wound up suffering? I mean, I brushed my teeth twice daily. Wasn’t that enough? [Read more…]

Lower Cholesterol NaturallyHaving an unhealthy diet and lifestyle for too long can lead to many health problems, one of which is high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is found in our cells – our bodies do need some cholesterol to regulate our hormones and to produce vitamin D. However, too much cholesterol can trigger health problems such as heart disease. Fortunately, there are many ways to lower cholesterol naturally.

It’s quite common for those with high cholesterol to be prescribed medications to lower their numbers. Medications can help, but unfortunately in most cases they do not address the underlying issues of what lead to high cholesterol in the first place: for most people, the cause is an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, in those cases where food gets someone into the mess, food can also help them get out; There are certain foods that help lower cholesterol naturally. [Read more…]

Uses For YogaWhat is yoga, exactly? Basically, it is a series of postures and positions – called asanas – that originated in ancient India. The word “yoga” means “union” in ancient Sanskrit. The unity refers to the mind, body and spirit being in harmony.

The practice of yoga, which involves the combination of exercise, breathing, and meditation, is said to help harmonize these fundamental aspects of the human being. There are a number of uses for yoga that make it a great form of exercise to take up.

One of the most exciting aspects of yoga is that it has something to offer pretty much everyone. According to www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au, “Yoga is non-competitive and suitable for anyone, regardless of their age or fitness level. Your yoga teacher should carefully guide and observe you, and modify postures when necessary. An asana should never cause pain. If it hurts, ease back on the stretch or don’t do it at all. It is important to keep within your physical limits. If you are over 40, haven’t exercised for a long time or have a pre-existing medical condition, you should check with your doctor before starting any regular exercise routine.” [Read more…]

Raw ShapmpooIt’s always nice to have gorgeous, shiny hair, but it’s especially important to pay attention to your hair care routine in the cold winter months when the air is drier and can sap the moisture right 0ut, leaving us with dry skin and dull hair that’s lackluster and brittle. Using a natural, raw shampoo is a great way to give your locks the nourishment they need.

You’ve probably also noticed that if you use the same hair products for awhile, they stop working as well. Then, as soon as you switch to a different formula – your hair suddenly springs back to life!

That’s exactly why I love the Morrocco Method 5 Elements Shampoo Pack. The set contains 5 different formulas that are designed to be used in rotation, so you get the benefits of switching up formulas to avoid build-up  Each one is also a completely nourishing and raw shampoo. [Read more…]

Ormus GreensIt is hard to get the kind of nutrition that is needed in today’s world. Our vegetables are less nutritious, our soil is lacking, and our everyday meals often don’t come close to the quota for nutrition. Even without mentioning the modern frozen and fast-food phenomena, our nutrition is way out of whack. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to fill in the nutritional gaps with whole food supplements – Ormus Greens are one of them!

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) advises filling half your plate with fruits and veggies at each meal, but not everyone follows this advice! If you, like many others, are looking to amp your nutritional intake, then this potent green supplement may be for you. Ormus Greens can be added to anything, and as an especially great smoothie-enhancer, this green supplement can help turn an average meal into a nutritional powerhouse. [Read more…]

How To Eat Healthy During Pregnancy“She’s eating for two.”  That’s the phrase commonly heard to justify the imaginative cravings and increased appetites of pregnant women and it’s absolutely true.  What Mommy eats, baby eats.  So it’s important for Mommy to know how she can eat healthy during pregnancy to make sure her baby gets the best nutrition. [Read more…]

Holiday Weight GainThe holidays are fast approaching, and with them come family gatherings, celebrations, and shared meals. A common thread among family holidays seems to be food, and often rich, high-sugar, high-fat food at that. While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional indulgence, it’s all too easy to overdo it around this time of year, which often leads to holiday weight gain. [Read more…]

How to Prevent Dry SkinThe cooler, drier air often brings an unwelcome problem: dry skin. While there are other causes as well, it does tend to pop up more frequently in the cooler months. If this is something you find yourself dealing with, you’re probably wondering how to prevent dry skin. The good news is, you can do so naturally, without the use of any toxic products. [Read more…]

Get Better Sleep“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise”  Benjamin Franklin clearly had wise insight to the importance of a good night’s rest.

Getting plenty of quality rest is something that we all know we should do, but with limited time and increasing pressure to “do it all,” putting into practice is a bit trickier. Fortunately, there are a few habits you can put in place to get better sleep and positively impact your energy levels and overall health.

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How to Make a Protein ShakeOnce you learn how to make a protein shake, you’ll have a delicious tool to help you lose weight and feel great. These protein shake recipes are a great start.

Natural protein shakes are a great way to pack a lot of nutrition into one meal. Whether you want to lose weight, build lean muscle or both, protein shakes are super-nutritious, easy to make and taste wonderful. Once you learn how to make a protein shake, you can get really creative with the ingredients and flavors. Most importantly, you’ll be feeding your body well. You don’t just want to lose weight, you want to be lean and strong and energetic. [Read more…]