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Depressed or feeling down?…. Here’s Borage to the rescue!

Depressed or feeling down?…. Here’s Borage to the rescue!

May 29, 2014

Depression is something that all of us experience at one time or the other.  It can be because of a fight we have had with a loved one; a promotion that fell through;  a competition we failed to win; feeling unloved or unappreciated; or feeling like nothing is working out.  Depression can be a short-lived emotion that you literally shrug off shortly or it can be a debilitating one.  Depending on how you let the emotion affect you, depression can become a serious condition. I have met patients who suffer from serious depression and who are put on anti-depressants to overcome their condition.  I have had so many who, in spite of their medications, still cannot get rid of the condition.  I have had also one friend who killed himself because of it….but that will be for another discussion. For now, i would like to share, that I am feeling down and depressed.  But i have learned that the first rule to winning over anything and everything in life is by admitting your weakness or issue.  It is only after you acknowledge a problem that the solution will come to hand.  I was sitting down on the computer and...

Eat Right:  Caloric Restriction

Eat Right: Caloric Restriction

May 28, 2014

Caloric Restriction is a controversial topic because people always get worried about eating less than eating more. We have turned into a society that keeps eating food thinking and believing that it is what will make us healthier. The funny truth is that caloric restriction retards several aspects of ageing and eating too much promotes illness and ageing. The studies of caloric restrictions are so amazing that research have been on going to find the perfect supplement, medicine, or herb that can duplicate its results. Studies have shown that caloric restriction retards several aspects of ageing including: age-related mortality, tumorigenesis, physiological decline, establishment of age-related profiles. In lay-man terms caloric restrictions keep you younger longer. In fact studies have also shown that caloric restriction alters gene expressions in our body, affecting and altering 747 genes in the heart thus preventing cardiac ageing; 1164 genes in our muscles, preventing bone disease like osteoporosis; and 1129 genes in the brain, preventing dementia. Caloric restrictions have also been proven to improve insulin sensitivity and thus decrease and balance blood sugar levels. So instead of looking for the fountain of youth; instead of looking for that perfect pill; instead of spending so much...

STRESS NOT. INSTEAD LIVE ABUNDANTLY!

STRESS NOT. INSTEAD LIVE ABUNDANTLY!

May 27, 2014

STRESS is one of the most overused words in the English language. Every time we are bombarded by deadlines, responsibilities, work, or problems, we say we are stressed. But what is stress? In 1936, Hans Selye invented the term STRESS and defined it as “the nonspecific response of the organism to any pressure or demand.” Later on, as he progressed in his studies, he modified the definition to: “The rate of wear and tear on the body.” While these are very general definitions, they are very accurate in describing how stress is perceived. Stress is not about the difficulty of a situation or the awfulness of an experience. It is the result of a person’s inability to cope. The imbalance his body goes through because of the chemicals released in his body as he struggles to deal with the stressful situation. A stressful event for one person may not be considered stressful to another. Whether you have an urgent project that needs to be done to perfection or you’re going through an emotional crisis, the effect of stress will depend on how well you handle and cope with that situation. Because the emotional response is such an important aspect...

STRESS NOT. INSTEAD LIVE ABUNDANTLY!

STRESS NOT. INSTEAD LIVE ABUNDANTLY!

May 20, 2014

Ever since the term was first coined in 1936, there’s been an ongoing debate about the definition of stress. Being such an ambiguous concept, people think that stress isn’t real. But the truth is that as common as stress is, it can have serious effects to your health if left unmanaged. Taking time off every now and then helps keep you balanced, burns off adrenaline, and your mind stress-free. A stress free person is able to do more, think clearer, and work better. Plan your next holiday or even just a de-stress walk to the lake where you take a few minutes to sit and smell the...

When Detox is Required

When Detox is Required

September 13, 2013

Detox is Required if you: Have dark circles under your eyes Have a bitter taste in your mouth Have headaches Are usually irritable, moody, and angry (these may be a sign of a liver issues) Experience PMS Have skin issues. Have some difficulty digesting your foods properly. Have a difficult time in loosing weight due to your poor metabolism. Are loosing or experiencing falling...

What Detox28 will Provide

What Detox28 will Provide

What will we provide you? All meals for 28 days. All snacks for 28 days. Exercise program Weekly wellness consultation and support to maximize effects of detox program. Personal treatment program A copy of Michelle T. Jones’ book Best Diets Ever with 31 smoothie recipes MAIN THING IS…. We hold your hand throughout the 28 days. No planning on your part. No cooking. No worrying what to buy in the market and grocery. We take away all that and give you all you need to achieve a successful detox and health program that will help you achieve optimum health and...

Detox28 featured in www.thesundayleader.lk

Detox28 featured in www.thesundayleader.lk

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Detox 28 featured in http://www.dailynews.lk

Detox 28 featured in http://www.dailynews.lk

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Exercise and Arthritis IMAGE

Exercise and Arthritis

There are different explanations on the internet with regard to why arthritis has developed and become a disorder in our society. There is one that claims it is because the human body was designed to walk on all fours (theory of evolution). Regardless of which theory you choose to believe, one fact remains – as our lifestyle has changed so has our muscle structure and strength. Our body was designed by nature to be a functioning one. It is one designed to hunt for food; build our home; or plow the field to grow food. As modernization has crept in, so did the luxuries of life. Lifestyle has greatly changed from hunting food to going to a restaurant and ordering food. With this lifestyle change, came muscle weakness. Muscle atrophy, causing instability or weakness of joint because we cannot sustain balance around the joint, has become a common thing. Unfortunately the luxuries we have do not put less strain on our body. In the contrary, extra stress on the joints and surrounding muscles develop. As the stress of the joint increases, it speeds up the wear and tear of the joint causing early onset of arthritis. When you have...

Cycling for Better Health IMAGE

Cycling for Better Health

Cycling is one of the best forms of exercises, aside from jogging/walking and swimming that we can get into for better health. Living along the Hanggang river in Seoul, I often see groups of cyclists that train together all year round. This reminds me of the times as a child when I used to cycle with my group of friends. Back then, I used to cycle a lot, although it never dawned to me that I was exercising. As far as I was concerned, I was merely having fun with my friends. An article I read while I was on my holiday reminded me of this exercise and reinforced to me, the benefits of cycling to me. I would like to share that with you. An article in the July/August 2009 issue of the Healthy Options’ lifestyle news digest, entitled Cycling for Life, states that “people who cycle regularly live longer than those who do not and lead healthier lives”. “During cycling, most of the body’s muscles are activated. The leg muscles are responsible for the pedaling movement; the abdomen and back muscles stabilize the body on the cycle and cushion external influences; and the shoulder-arm muscular system supports...