The term “superfood” has become something of a marketing buzzword in recent years, and many processed food products will boast such ingredients. But don’t be fooled. Processing tends to denature nutrients, so what you end up with is typically a far inferior version compared to the real thing.
I’m sure all of us cut ourselves at some point during our childhood and the first thing we did was to rush directly to our mothers for help. She may have addressed this seemingly devastating trauma at the time with all of her attention, a small detailed examination followed by soap and water, some calm reassuring words, a warm embrace, and then a Band-Aid. At that moment, the pain very likely went away…and you ‘felt’ better. What you experienced was likely your first conscious experience of the placebo response. Here is why.
Americans are devoid of essential nutrients – explaining one of the highest incidences of disease in all of the industrialized world – despite spending billions on healthcare every year. Much of this void is created by a lack of essential minerals.
Did you know that connecting to the Earth with bare skin may offer a host of health benefits – including healing the tired, stressed, and holiday-weary? This practice of connecting with nature is called ‘grounding,’ or ‘earthing,’ and it should be tried by everyone.
Robin Williams was one of our most beloved, talented, and celebrated actors and, among other things, showed us how comedians could step out from behind their funny personae and tackle, successfully, dramatic and other roles. This helped to open doors to so many that came after him and is just one way that he touched lives so very deeply.
The CDC recently admitted that this year’s flu shot likely won’t protect you from the flu, but did it ever? Though the CDC has issued a formal apology regarding the issue for this season, flu vaccinations have long been seen as ineffective by a horde of experts. But don’t worry – here you will find more than 20 natural flu remedies using natural antivirals.
The shaping of our brain by our behavior offers us an extraordinary opportunity: While we cannot choose our genetic makeup, we can decide how we invest our time and energy. Maximizing our opportunities for a full life requires effort, discipline, and generosity. But the payoff more than equals the investment: In protecting the organ that largely determines how we negotiate and relate to the world, we can help assure that every stage of our lives is as rewarding as it can possibly be. Your brain is shaped by the life you live. The right mental, physical, and spiritual practices protect your mind, so you can have the very richest life possible.
Wanting some breakfast inspiration? This is a recipe for a simple recipe that is a bit different to your normal breakfast. Guaranteed to fill you up and energize you while giving you a nice boost of nutrients! Kale…. Sweet potato… Two of our most favorite ingredients!
You can make your own raw food antioxidant chocolate dessert with superfruit. There are raw holiday cookies, pies, and desserts that include cacao and antioxidant-rich fruits, too. Here are some raw cacao and superfood recipes to try: Raw food diva Karen Knowler dishes up lots of ideas on how to enjoy raw cacoa. Mix in your favorite superfoods and enjoy! Chocolate and almonds are good no matter what the dessert, and this raw Italian dessert sinfully and skillfully blends raw chocolate and antioxidant-rich superfoods. Kimberly Snyder serves up a raw food truffle recipe that can easily combine with antioxidant superfruits. Adventures in the Raw provides an overview of raw cacao as well as tips on how to create dishes, desserts, and more with raw cacao nibs and powder.
The dog days of summer bring heat and humidity, reminding us to lift our glasses and hydrate frequently.
Now, as temperatures begin to cool, most of us don’t realize how important it is to continue to drink an adequate amount of fluids. In any weather, our bodies require proper hydration — water is the largest component of the human body, making up about 60 percent of your body weight.
It’s about time we get a grip on the handshake. Yes, that ubiquitous, courteous, egalitarian gesture. Politicians, athletes and businesspeople alike depend on it to demonstrate trust and respect. But in the wrong hands, affection can become infection. Shaking hands is a pretty good way to get yourself sick, not necessarily with Ebola, but with a million other germs that can cause colds and flu.
The news: It turns out meditating is good for more than just quiet time: It can actually help us fight the cripplingly high stress levels we experience during our busy lives, in the office or elsewhere. Scientists from Harvard University and the University of Sienna recently found that meditation is so powerful it can change the physiology of a person’s brain, resulting in positive changes like a decrease in anxiety and depression.
Many of us have grown up drinking tap water without thinking twice about it. The availability of potable drinking water is a cornerstone of developed countries. Many developing, or third-world, countries often provide inadequate access to drinkable water, and the water from the tap is frequently contaminated with pathogens, suspended solids, toxins and/or disease-carrying organisms.