Healing Turmeric Latte
"Instead of the usual coffee, tea, or sugary hot chocolate, I’ve come up with this healing frothy latte incorporating immune boosting turmeric and astragalus root (an ancient chinese root herb often used to improve immune function and increase energy). It’s creamy, delicious, and a brilliant way to boost your immune system.”
Via The Dabblist
This time of year the fruit is falling off the trees and many people wonder how they can preserve it. A lot of fresh fruit ends up rotting. There are a few simple methods you can utilize to quickly preserve fruit.
Anxiety and Sleep Deprivation | How to Sleep Better
If you’re frequently exposed to stress due to work or school, conflicts with family or friends, or even while sitting impatiently in a traffic jam you may be at risk of developing anxiety or anxiety-related symptoms.
Anxiety is a common condition experienced by many and it’s oftentimes created by prolonged stress. Unfortunately, with an abundance of normal everyday struggles, many people aren’t even aware that they may have anxiety. In fact, classic anxiety symptoms like fatigue, irritability, and muscle tension actually mirror those of stress. In numerous cases, anxiety can lead to sleep disturbances (insomnia) and, ultimately, sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation is especially problematic because a lack of sleep is among the most common yet frequently overlooked factors that contribute to disease and other health problems (learn more here). You might not be aware that what you eat and what you do on a day-to-day basis can greatly influence how well you sleep. As such, implementing positive lifestyle modifications with stress management skills can lead to remarkable changes in your sleep patterns and overall anxiety levels.
If you’re one who regularly experiences insomnia or other anxiety-related sleep disturbances, here are six easy-to-implement strategies that help fight anxiety and promote better quality sleep.
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89 Simple Health Swaps To Change Your Life
"Whole grains for white, quality for quantity, Wii Fit for Mario Kart—just one smart swap can pave the way to a healthier and happier life. We decided to go all out and provide 89 “this for that’s,” so there are no excuses when it comes to making healthier choices!"
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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
"How many of you would agree that losing weight is hard to do? Sure, calories in have to be less than energy out, but sometimes there is more to that equation. It’s easy to make mistakes that unknowingly hinder us from achieving our weight loss goals. In our latest video, we talking about 5 common pitfalls many folks make and what you can do about it."
How many of you are in the zone with your workouts? Let’s keep pushing each other to stay motivated!
Here’s a quick health & fitness tip:
Add 1 teaspoon of Turmeric to your post-workout smoothie to aid with fat loss and help improve muscle soreness. I’d suggest buying it fresh and grating it. If not, i’m also a huge fan of the Simply Organic brand at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and most health food markets.
Turmeric is fat soluble meaning it will only absorb into your body properly and give you every health benefit if you include a healthy fat in the recipe! I like turmeric with avocado! Add 1 teaspoon of Turmeric and 1/2 an avocado to your fav smoothie ingredients and drink up within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. Hope that helps <3
P.S. It’s also pretty amazing for cancer prevention, weight control, improved digestion and as a boost for the immune system. Just to name a few!
How Many Calories Do You Need?
“Calories. Everybody needs them. But how do you know just how many your body needs per day to maintain your figure — or even lose a couple of pounds? This week we share with you our simple dietitian formula for determining your daily caloric intake. We also talk about what calories you should aim to consume each day.”
Almonds contain a natural pain-killing agent called salicin.
Salicin is an anti-inflammatory agent that is produced from the Willow bark. This agent is also contained in over the counter pain killers like aspirin.
In addition, almonds contain high level of magnesium, and this helps to relax muscles and minimize nerve excitability and therefore it also helps to reduce headaches due to stress and anxiety.
Almonds can be eaten in any way, raw or they can be soaked overnight, They can be added to meals or in-between meals. Eat a handful of almonds between meals, approximately 10-12 almonds should be eaten daily for relieving and preventing headaches.