Activated Charcoal: Detox Tool or Fitness Fraud?...

Jan 16, 2018 by

It seems as though every fitness media outlet has latched onto the newest trend: activated charcoal. The black powder is said to have medicinal purposes as a powerful detoxification agent, and is treated in a way that is safe for human consumption. Before being a fitness fad, it was commonly used in emergency rooms to treat mild poisonings. Basically, activated charcoal is supposed to flush out all toxins and chemicals from your body, giving you a clean slate to begin a healthier lifestyle. All of this sounds good, but how effective is activated charcoal at removing these so-called “stored toxins”? According to Livestrong, there is no evidence to show that the human body has stores toxins to begin with, or that charcoal can somehow extract them from your body. If you’re trying to use...

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Fun Fitness Classes in NYC to Help With Your New Year’s Resolution...

Jan 11, 2018 by

Now that the second week of January is coming to a close, how are your new year’s resolutions coming along? Less than stellar? Well, you’re not alone. Statistics show that only 8 percent of people actually keep their new year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that pledged to lose weight in 2018, week three typically tends to see a steep drop in motivation. If you’re in the New York City area, however, there are a lot of creative, unique, and fun fitness class options to help keep you motivated!   Learn Japanese & Korean Sword Fighting – Sword Class NYC   Was your other resolution for 2018 to learn more about other cultures? Kill two birds with one stone and sign up for a Beginner Iaido – Siljun Dobup class....

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Your Nutrition And Maintaining A Healthy Weight...

Feb 22, 2017 by

A healthy weight is important to your complete well-being. People that suffer from being obese or overweight are at a higher risk for different health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. It doesn’t take much to bring your risk back down if you start eating better and working out. While the proper weight for any given person can depend on their sex, their body type, and even their height, your waist circumference needs to be a certain size as well. This is mainly guided by your height. You should also be aware of your BMI (body mass index). So, how do you work toward a healthier weight and a healthier body? Well, what you are putting into your body can make a huge difference. So can the physical activity you are getting on a...

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Life Tips After Binging on Holiday Foods...

Feb 10, 2017 by

The holidays come and the holidays go.  But all those extra sweets and yummy treats definitely stay.  Particularly around the tummy and butt area.  After indulging for nearly 2 full months it is common to feel like your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter. Whether you were binging on sweets, you’re more of a fan of savory indulgences, or maybe you just love it all. The result is the same. Feeling a little out of sorts with your body and like you may not be bikini ready just yet. Here are some of the best tips for managing your life after indulging on food during the holidays. Wear Loose Clothing First and foremost the plan of action is to hide any undesirable chub or flub.  The best way to do this is...

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3 Way Cooking Relieves Stress

Dec 5, 2016 by

Cooking doesn’t have to be a task that is dreaded every night.  In fact, cooking is seen by many people as one of the most cathartic activities that you can do.  It’s all about how you go about it. Obviously, if you don’t know what you’re doing and have to cook a 5-course meal for 15 people in a limited amount of time, it’s not going to be a very soothing experience.   Cooking should be a gradual learning process which is enjoyed and done with intent and joy.  Your food will taste as good as the energy you put into it! Here are some reasons why cooking can be so good for your state of mind and encourages stress relief. It Actives The Same Part of The Brain as Meditation When you meditate...

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5 Things Women Working in Agriculture Want You to Know About Farm Life...

Nov 7, 2016 by

Are you a capable woman who wants to try her hand at farm life? Do you picture yourself watching the sun rise over fields of golden wheat, a cup of coffee in your hand and a smile of contentment on your face? Or maybe you think of gathering organic vegetables to toss together a salad for your lunches and dinners?  With an increased interest in getting back to the land, young people, and many women, are showing a renewed interest in farming. The last few years have shown a steady rise in public interest in organic farm products, as well as sustainable living. But before you begin to spin castles in the air of what your new life will be like, read on for 5 aspects of farm life that women working on farms want...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Artisanal Food Subscriptions...

Sep 20, 2016 by

Have you ever had a care package sent to you, filled with things only someone very close to you would know you like? That is the feeling that artisanal food subscriptions create. It’s the feeling of surprise you get when given a gift, plus a whole lot of fun. While food subscriptions began some time ago, it has taken off in a large way within the last couple of years. And it now appears to be a permanent fixture on the food horizon. Here’s what you should know about them. What are artisanal food subscriptions? Gourmet food subscriptions are a way for you to get a select choice of little-known but well-made foods in a box. These kinds of subscriptions are frequently monthly, though some do offer an every-other-week shipment. You don’t get to...

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5 Most Likely Foods To Cause Food Poisoning...

Jan 9, 2014 by

Food poisoning occurs when either food or food products become contaminated with bacteria that ‘s harmful to humans and ends up causing certain illnesses and adverse health effects. The main pathogens that are the most present within contaminated food and are responsible for most of the food borne illnesses that occur each year are E. coli, salmonella and listeria. Overall, just over 100,000 people get some form of food borne illness every single year and end up getting hospitalized because of it, while roughly 3000 end up tying every single year from certain food borne diseases. In this article we’re going to cover how food poisoning usually occurs as well as the top five foods that are most likely to cause food poisoning. How does the process of food poisoning usually occur? The contamination...

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Four Simple, Tasty Recipes for New Year’s Weight Loss...

Dec 29, 2013 by

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. This resolution is achievable by eating foods that create energy, boost the metabolism and burn fat. Food such green tea, cabbage, eggs and blueberries are known for producing energy and enhancing the metabolism. Green Tea Smoothie The recipe for a green tea smoothie calls for ¾ cup of cold green tea, 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of agave nectar, 1 diced pear, 2 tablespoons of plain, fat-free yogurt, and about 8 ice cubes.   To make the smoothie, place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture has a smooth consistency. A good blender can be key to a good smoothie. A Cuisinart blender, for example, will last longer than others, and Cuisinart parts are easier...

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Healthy Dental Diet: Four Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth...

Dec 7, 2013 by

  Taking care of your teeth requires more than daily brushing and a trip to the dentist. Your diet is just as important when it comes to dental health. To keep your gums healthy, teeth clean and smile bright, incorporate these four foods into your diet on a regular basis. Cruciferous Vegetables Even Mother Nature wants you to floss, and she’s going to help you do it. Vegetables from the cruciferous family like broccoli, cauliflower and cucumbers naturally cleanse your teeth from plaque and buildup. Not only do they scrub your choppers, they also contain calcium that lends itself to development of strong teeth and bones. Just don’t use them as an excuse to skip flossing! A family dentist Indianapolis families can visit has suggested that flossing is essential for preventing periodontal gum disease,...

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Trying to quit smoking? Try these foods to help you...

Nov 21, 2013 by

‘Kicking the butt!’ is a very common statement, which most people are trying to completely apply into their lives. You too must be among the many who are trying to give up smoking. You’ve tried all the alternatives and still nothing has worked? You’ve put in all your desire and dedication and still find yourself smoking the butt? Nicotine always ends up playing a temptress? If ‘yes’ is your response to all these questions, don’t fret. What if you learnt that one way to quit is to eat? No kidding. E-cigarette can work wonders if you truly want to quit smoking or try some of the non-addictive foods that help you truly kick the butt of the butts. Image source: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2608/4170136164_b650ccca9a.jpg Milk: Milky tales A calcium rich drink, milk plays as an accomplice for...

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Digestion Trouble? Four Ideas For Helping Restore Natural Digestion...

Nov 18, 2013 by

 Digestive discomfort is a nearly universal experience at some point in life. That doesn’t mean, however, that it needs to be ongoing. Here are a few tips and tricks from the healthcare experts, sure to settle most tummy troubles for good. Drink plenty of water Did you know that your gut depends on a good hydration status in order to keep everything in working order? Most of us, however, fall short of drinking nearly enough water on a daily basis. In some cases, simply starting the day with a tall glass of water improves fluid levels sufficiently to prevent the bloating or discomfort that can accompany sluggish digestion. Get enough fiber Dietary fiber, the indigestible part of carbohydrates, is an essential element for overall and digestive health. Unfortunately, most people only get about half...

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Five Tips For Keeping Healthy Over The Winter...

Nov 10, 2013 by

The cold winter months are traditionally known as cold and flu season. Despite this preconception, it is possible to keep healthy and get through the winter in good health. Taking the proper precautions and adhering to the following tips will help boost the immune system and ensure good health over the winter.   Increase Vegetable Intake Increasing the amount of vegetable consumed daily plays a large role in boosting one’s health. Vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked, and should be eaten multiple times every day. Green, leafy vegetables contain the greatest amount of nutrients, so they should grace winter plates at least once a day.   Sleep at Least 8 Hours a Day Most Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep needed. Lack of sleep leads to a weakened immune system...

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Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Risk...

Nov 6, 2013 by

Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Risk Food recalls happen more often than you may think. There are a variety of reasons food will be recalled, but most of them have to do with health concerns. A lot of times foods are recalled for pre-emptive measures, instead of the food being completely contaminated. At times, it’s easier for the company to issue a recall, if there’s a potential that an illness can be traced back to the food, than it is to deal with the consequences if a full-blown contamination was in effect. In this article we’re going to highlight a recent food recall from a BI-LO store in Georgia. The Spinach Antipasti salad was recalled due to a risk over the bacteria contaminant Listeria. This was a localized re-call, although sometimes larger scale recalls do...

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Mood Enhancing Foods To Get You Through The Day...

Nov 4, 2013 by

It’s strange how certain foods can make us feel better when we eat them. For many it is going to be things such as chocolate and ice cream while for others it will be comfort food. The meals we had as children would often be filling and stodgy and when having them as an adult there is the same feeling of security and being cared for that we had back then. Why Chocolate Makes Us Feel Good Mainly it will be the taste and the melt in the mouth texture that makes us enjoy it. No other sweets or candy have quite the same effect. Research shows that there are opioids in chocolate and as it is also found in opium it is clear that there is going to be a good feeling given....

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