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Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

The topic of intermittent fasting is rather intriguing because it is actually mentioned in the Bible a fair amount of times. People of Biblical times fasted in times of depending on God, in times of prayer and when serious decisions were called for. Today’s people also fast because they simply want to lose weight; some do it for medical reasons too. Intermittent fasting is quite a broad term that basically means that from time to time you don’t eat, usually lasting longer than the normal overnight fast.   Even though fasting goes back thousands of years, and practiced by humans through the ages, it is not so widely practiced today; what with all the new health fads around. But its methods and ways have stood the test of time and achieved amazing benefits – not only weight loss but mor...

Flexibility – The fountain of youth

What is flexibility? It is ranges of motion in your joints and the ability to move them effectively through any kind of movement. When you do flexibility training, you probably will include some stretching exercises that will lengthen your muscles. This can be exercise such as Tai Chi or Yoga. If you improve your flexibility, you are pretty much enjoying the benefits of being young, like you are enjoying the healing powers from the fountain of youth. Probably many athletes could be considered flexible. If you aren’t an athlete, but you are able to bend down and pick up something off the floor easily or you can touch your toes or squat down, you might have heard, “You are pretty flexible!” And particularly if you are in the second half of your life and some of your friends can no longer do ...

The Anti-Aging Effects Of The Vegan Diet – Health Benefits Of Embracing Veganism

Many people in the world mock those on the vegan diet, but persons such as these should be pitied. Why? Soon enough, they themselves will likely develop some personal health issues and will be seeking a diet to help them regain their health and live longer. And what better way to rescue their health than adopting veganism! Let us see why. What are the health benefits of the vegan diet? Anti-aging A plant-based diet has been known for centuries for its anti-again effects. Persons who consume mostly or solely plant-based foods will live longer than meat and dairy eaters. This has been proven. A U.S study based on half-a-million people revealed that eaters of red and processed meats died more frequently prematurely than persons who ate a plant-based diet. The evidence is there folks! Many veg...

Fasting for Health

There are always ongoing studies going on, especially when it comes to the ever popular and important topic of longevity. Everybody wants to grow older with a body that still looks fit and healthy, with an unlined face, a mind that is still sharp, and a heart bursting with happiness and contentment. Not so? That means every few months there are going to be updates and new studies; like one such new study proclaiming that it isn’t only about what you eat, but when you eat it that is of paramount importance. Many people kind of eat around the clock you could say, always waiting for their next meal in the 17 hours that they available to them when they are not sleeping.  Today, we can’t escape food; there are television shows galore about food, we step into the kitchen and our refrigerators an...

Lavender benefits – how to use it

[nextpage title=”An Introduction To Lavender”] “When the lavenders in, the moths they are out” When it comes to lovely herbs and their wonderful aromas and uses, whether it is a recipe or whether it is a fragrance to wear or whether it be for medical ailments, there is one plant that Nature has provided that deals with all these things and it is lavender. This beautiful and fragrant show-stopping plant has a very interesting history too and some amazing facts about it. Of all the flowers cultivated in the world, lavender is the most cultivated one; maybe one of the reasons being is that it is a very drought-tolerant plant and is able to thrive and survive in high temperatures. Another reason might be is because there are quite a few varieties of lavender – growers can extend th...

Benefits of cold showers

There are benefits of cold showers but singing is not one of them!   It is said that cold showers give you superpowers; you feel like James Bond afterwards! They say that taking a cold shower can really change your life in powerful and subtle ways. There are some guys who have actually experimented with taking cold showers, wanting to find out about this powerful tool as a way of enhancing fitness, health, mental toughness and yes, quality of life!   Remember Wim Hof, known as the Iceman; who trained himself to endure the extreme cold. Many people were influenced by this man, deciding to dive in as well. Simply put, there are many benefits to be gained from cold showers. It wakes you up, energizes you and increases alertness and the ability to concentrate. It is known to strength...

The health benefits of CBD oil

Withholding the health benefits of CBD Oil is like committing a crime   The use of cannabis oil still continues to be a bit of an emotional and politically charged debate today, even though it has been used in preparations for hundreds upon hundreds of years.  Cannabis use originated years and years back in Asia, and has, since the early days, found its way to many parts of the world, spreading all the way to the Americas. Cannabis was mostly used for its medicinal and spiritual purposes back in the day in pre-modern times and the medieval Germans and Vikings used cannabis to relieve pain for a toothache and also in childbirth. It was, however, the abuse of it which led to it banning in the 1930s, and yet there are so many benefits to using it. Recently cannabis or marijuana is drawin...

Beneftis and Uses of Coconut Oil

With more and more people discovering the wondrous benefits of coconut oil, it’s no wonder it seems to be all the rage nowadays. From skin and hair care to dental care and improving immunity, coconut oil is proving to be a must-have item in anyone’s home.   Although the number of benefits you can expect from using coconut oil is far greater, we chose the 7 most amazing benefits you can count on:   1. IT CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN SMOOTH AND YOUNGER-LOOKING   Many people hesitate putting anything oily or greasy on their face, but coconut oil will make your skin look absolutely fabulous. It can be used as a cleanser and makeup remover, or instead of a moisturizing cream. The high level of fatty acids will also make it perfect for treating eczema or flaky skin, making it smooth and soft.   Coconut oi...

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