As summer approached, did you up your amount of exercise to get in shape for summer clothes and the dreaded bathing suits?! You, like so many of us, may still be struggling with those love handles no matter how hard you’ve worked.
According to Kyla Gagnon, a fitness guru from British Columbia who informed the “Huffington Post”, love handles are a part of the body where fat settles in and can’t be conquered by exercise alone! While exercise is important in “[strengthening] the muscles underneath the fat”, losing them requires the eating of certain foods along with strategic exercises.
HEALTHY FATS should comprise 25-35% of your daily diet, while eliminating unhealthy saturated and trans fat foods, according to “Health”; seeds and avocados are good examples of healthy fats.
Gagnon further suggested to “Huffington Post” that to achieve the most weight loss, ELIMINATE REFINED SUGARS AND CARBS. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins are the foods that have the highest “glycemic index”, which means the body uses them more easily for fuel.
“WebMD” suggests that burning as little as 100 more calories per day will make an amazing difference in SHEDDING that EXTRA FAT that still lurks in your LOVE HANDLES. Simple things such as: (1) parking further from your destination and walking (2) washing your own car (3) taking the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator whenever you can (4) turning on some music in your house and dancing for 15 minutes (5) Drinking water instead of beverages that contain calories (6) Use mustard on your sandwich instead of mayo.
Making these changes in your daily diet, along with the TARGETED EXERCISES illustrated in the EASY-TO-FOLLOW VIDEO you are about to watch BELOW, will give you the results you want in ELIMINATING YOUR LOVE HANDLES within a few weeks!
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Sleep. We all need it and yet for many of us a good nights rest is hard to come by. There are a multitude of reasons as to why someone may be having trouble sleeping. Everything from stress to diet, exercise, and our overall general health has some type of impact on the quality and quantity we’re able to get.
While it’s common knowledge that sleeping is vitally crucial, as it keeps us mentally and physically balanced, it’s not so well known that the position we tend to sleep in can also greatly affect our health. People sleep in all sorts of different positions, the most common being on either the back, right side, left side, or curled up in the fetal position. Some of these ways can end up impacting us negatively, such as sleeping on one’s right side. This position can actually worsen and aggravate digestive problems and lead to other health issues that lower our quality of sleep.
The absolute best position you can sleep in is on your left side. In terms of the overall benefits that it has on bodily health, it’s better than every single one of the alternative ways in which we can rest our weary bodies! Below are some of the positive impacts that laying on your left side can result in:
Improved Digestion- when you sleep on your left side your body is in a position where it’s better able to efficiently dispose of the nasty, unwanted toxins that build up inside it during the day. At the same time, it’s also able to extract and use the nutrients your body needs to function its best, both faster and more efficiently as well.
Improved Cardiovascular Health and Circulation- You put less stress on your heart and cardiovascular system when you lay on your left side because the heart is essentially pumping blood through your body in a downhill manner. Your heart doesn’t have to work so hard because the blood flows more efficiently this way, which leads to better overall circulation and less strain in general.
Improved Lymphatic Drainage and Spleen Function- Many of us overlook how important it is to eliminate the toxins, wastes, and unwanted or unusable substances that build up inside our bodies over time. Sleeping on the left side helps to facilitate their removal because bile and other types of wastes are able to travel more freely through our bodies via this position. In the end, this leads to increased lymphatic drainage and thus more toxins leaving our bodies, all while keeping the stress and impact on our system at a minimum.
To hear and learn more about all of the above benefits in much greater detail be sure to check out the accompanying video. In it Dr. John Douillard goes over and explains each one of them comprehensively and covers how sleeping on your left side can make a huge difference in your life. If sleeping on the left side can improve your health in more than just one way, plus lead to better overall sleep, there’s no excuse for not laying down that way! If you don’t sleep on the left side already then try making the switch tonight!
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Ahhhh AGING! To be sane and emotionally healthy when dealing with aging, it’s necessary to strike a balance between acceptance of the things you can’t change and doing what you can to stay as healthfully youthful as possible.
How far you go in fighting the aging process, is a personal choice, however there are many simple things to combat both the outer and inner manifestations that are simple and will make you feel better. There is no need to feel powerless, when with little effort you can target parts of the body, that will maintain a youthful appearance.
One such body part is the DOUBLE CHIN, which according to “Livestrong”, is for some people a genetically predisposed problem area when aging. The video you are about to watch below offers 5 chin exercises that will take you only 3-5 minutes daily. You will start to see results after only a few weeks, which eventually will eradicate that stubborn double chin!
The following 5 exercises are well illustrated; they are known as: THE LADLE, KISS THE CEILING, TOUCH THE NOSE, RESISTANCE, and THE PERFECT OVAL. You will warm up by moving your chin forward and backward and then you will be ready to start!
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This Popular Ingredient That’s Already In Your Cabinet, Will Grow and Strengthen Your Nails So Fast!
No other part of our body takes as bad a beating day in and day out than our hands. Things always seem to end up smashing into them, knuckles get scraped, fingers jammed, and skin becomes dry from being over-washed. This all inevitably leads to nail damage.
The constant stress nails are faced with wears them out and makes them weak. Thin brittle nails are not attractive and polish can only cover up and hide so much. Many women resort to fake acrylic nails which only cause more damage when they’re removed. On top of that, lots of people bite or pick their nails and the bad habits leave them stuck with gross, short, even painful looking nails.
Instead of hiding your hands or spending a small fortune on products that promise to give you perfect talons but fail to deliver those results, try this simple at home treatment. It’s an alternative, all-natural way to help speed up nail growth. Your nails will be stronger and healthier from it and you only have to apply it twice a week.
The nail soak is fully explained by YouTuber Ela Gale in the accompanying video so check it out for more details and information. She also did a mini-experiment on her hands to demonstrate how effective this DIY method is by treating one with the soak and leaving the other bare. The results speak for themselves, after just four treatments the difference is incredible!
The following is a list of what you need and instructions on how to do it:
– ½ cup orange juice
– 1 clove of crushed garlic
– ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
– shallow dish or bowl
1) Combine the orange juice and garlic in a shallow container.
2) Place fingertips in the mixture and soak them for 10 minutes.
3) Rinse your hands and discard the garlic/OJ solution.
4) Fill the bowl with one quarter cup of olive oil.
5) Soak nails in the oil for 5 minutes.
The nail soak can be done two or more times a week and will also benefit cuticles and skin. It’s one of the most basic things that you can do at home to both achieve and maintain stronger, healthier, beautiful looking hands and nails. Try it out, you’ll see the results in no time at all!
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Do you remember those old “Milk. It does a body good” commercials and advertisements that used to be everywhere in the 80s? Back then milk was milk, it came from a cow and even if you hated it your mother forced you to choke a glass of it down.
These days milk is anything but straightforward and there are many different types beyond the traditional cow or goat’s milk on the market. People now have almond, hemp, rice, coconut, and soy milk varieties to choose from. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks, whether it’s the taste, price point, or the health benefits they provide. However, none has been more controversial than soy milk.
Soy milk is the number one most consumed type of soy-based food. Many lactose intolerant people use it as a milk substitute, vegans like it because they don’t want to drink milk produced by an animal, and some like it because it’s low in fat. While there are undoubtedly some nutritional benefits to soy milk, the negatives outweigh the positives.
Below is a sampling of the harmful effects soy has on your body and Dr. Josh Axe covers more points in the accompanying video. While you are free to decide what to put in your body, consider the reasons why soy milk is bad for your health before you drink another glass of it:
1) The majority of soybeans are genetically modified organisms (GMO)- According to statistics kept by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the adoption of genetically engineered crops in America, 94% of soybeans were genetically modified in 2014 and 2015. This means the plants have had their DNA altered to make them herbicide tolerant so that they can be sprayed with Monsanto’s RoundUp, a pesticide product that kills weeds, and not be affected by the super toxic chemicals.
In effect, this has also made soybeans one of the most pesticide contaminated foods out there. There are many serious health risks posed by pesticides and herbicides to people, if you ingest them they can make you very sick.
2) Soy contains high levels of aluminum- Aluminum is believed to be a contributing factor to many degenerative brain diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, because it produces immense oxidative stress on our bodies. The toxic metal is absorbed and accumulates in our bone, liver, brain, and kidney tissue, which negatively impacts our entire body and the nervous system overall. In addition, soy based infant formula has been found to be worryingly high in aluminum and should be avoided whenever possible.
3) Soy contains isoflavones, biologically active compounds called phytoestrogens which look like estrogen and can thus activate estrogen receptors in the human body. Phytoestrogens can disrupt and depress thyroid function, alter normal estrogen levels, and interfere with endocrine function. They have also been causally linked to breast cancer in animal studies and an increase in levels of carcinogenic breast cells.
4) Soybeans contain anti-nutrients, including phytic acid- Anti-nutrients bind to minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc and makes them unavailable, or completely unusable, to our bodies. Phytic acid also inhibits digestive enzymes in our stomach and intestines, which may lead to problems and disruption.
5) Raw soybeans are poisonous- Soybeans must be cooked before eaten to eliminate the poisonous compounds found within them.
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There is nothing like the smell of garlic simmering in one of your favorite dishes; the scent alone makes my mouth water, and it enhances the taste of many dishes. It can be roasted, stir-fried, or sautéed and added to main courses, veggies, sauces…and for once something that’s delicious is actually really good for your health.
Garlic is actually a SUPERFOOD, as it has antiviral, antibacterial, anti- fungal and anti-oxidant properties. While you can benefit from garlic in it’s cooked form, the multitude of ways that it strengthens the immune system, come from consuming it in it’s raw form. The video you are about to watch below is a tutorial of how to ingest it raw, mixed with honey, without tasting it or getting bad breath. Unfortunately, heating garlic reduces it’s anticancer properties and prevents the enzyme Allinase from being released, which is essential for receiving garlic’s most potent health benefits.
In addition to seeing exactly how to ingest this easily, the discussion in the video goes into how cutting the garlic releases the enzyme, and will keep you from getting colds and flu. Swallowing this combo of garlic masked by the sweetness of honey on an empty stomach, will also lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, promote heart health and overall embolden your immune system against the free radicals that cause cancer.
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