The two activities that usually come to mind for achieving greater health and wellness are diet and exercise. "We are what we eat", thus our eating habits play the most significant role in health and disease. "Use it, or lose it", exercise is great way of maintaining a healthy body and mind. Regular stretching has … Continue reading Health and Vitality Through Stretching
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How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?
Everyone is aware of the importance of hydration, what is the ideal amount of water to drink, isn't an easy question to answer. In the early 90's, doctor's recommendation was to drink 8 cups of water per day. That's 64 ounces, or 2 quarts. Many people were seen carrying jugs of water with them at … Continue reading How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?
pH Balance and our Health
In their search for optimal health, most people will navigate the maze of diets available, trying to find the best one to reach their goals. Related: Which is the best Diet for me? Creating eating habits that are based on the understanding of the fundamentals of nutrition is another path to health and wellness. One of these fundamentals is the pH … Continue reading pH Balance and our Health
The Role of Essential Fatty Acids in Health
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are good fats, they are called essential, because they are needed for many metabolic processes, but can not be synthesized in the body, they need to be ingested, taken in with food, or in form of supplements. When they were discovered in 1923, they were designated "Vitamin F", but later research … Continue reading The Role of Essential Fatty Acids in Health
3 Reasons for Misinformation on Diet and Nutrition
There are hundreds of diets, science has studied the effects of nutrition on health for at least a century, yet there is much confusion and misinformation in this area, that has such a great impact on people's lives. Some of my own friends and family members who are dedicated to achieve optimal health, express frustration, … Continue reading 3 Reasons for Misinformation on Diet and Nutrition
Healing Foods: Garlic
The many toxins and chemicals added to food today is an assault on our health, but luckily there is also a great variety of affordable and amazing foods available to us. Garlic is a Superfood with many healing benefits, best known for protecting against vampires. Garlic contains more than 400 chemical compounds, among those the … Continue reading Healing Foods: Garlic
The Sugar Curse
Minimizing refined sugar intake is an essential part of the journey on the road to health. In this post, I share how I have done it. I am calling it a "curse" for two reasons. One, sugar is very addictive, more so than nicotine and cocaine. And two, because in the United States, sugar is in nearly … Continue reading The Sugar Curse
Inflammation: The Silent Killer.
Inflammation is a defense mechanism of the body. The immune system recognizes pathogens, irritants, foreign substances and damaged cells. It releases white blood cells, increases circulation and heat, creating an environment, in which the healing process can take place. There are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. Acute inflammation starts rapidly and usually last a … Continue reading Inflammation: The Silent Killer.