Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mind Over Heart

I don't know why I feel this way
I have been struggling this feeling everyday
I hardly sleep at night
Thinking what if I might

My heart says, give it a try
My mind says, it will just make me cry
To be hurt is all I'm afraid of
Its the reason why I do not show it off

Good thing I don't follow my heart
Cause I might had fallen apart
I followed my mind
And just set the feelings behind

When I knew you were with someone else now
All I wanted is to take a bow
I've proven that my decision was right exactly
Cause you were definitely not worthy

September  30, 2011
7:20 am

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why Opt for Juice Cleanse Detox?

Have you ever heard about juice cleanse detox? If your answer is no, continue reading to learn more about it. If yes, it’s a must to go on reading so you will know how beneficial it is to you.

Juices before were merely considered as the simplest way to quench thirst, but now that is not the only reason. These days, juices are actively used as main ingredient in various diet programs. One of the latest fads that hit the field of health food is juice cleanse detox. In fact, this has become very popular and widely used by many. This is mainly for the reason that many have difficulty on digesting vegetables and fruits in their natural form. Through juicing they wouldn’t have much a hard time dealing with this dilemma.

Now, what is juice cleanse detox all about?

Juice cleanse detox is a diet wherein you only consume vegetables or fruit juices and avoid solid foods. Juice detox diet is actually a liquid made of pressed pieces of different vegetables and fruits. It is quite different from pure fasting which avoids all food by mouth. The purpose of this style of detox is to accelerate the process of detoxification of the body to get rid of toxins as possible in a short period of time.

However, this type of detoxification process can be very intense and should be done on a temporary basis at intervals. Juice cleanse detox is a unique form of detoxification who depend solely on the consumption of juice, while completely prohibiting any consumption of solid food at all. This is one of the main reasons why it should be used for relatively short spans. In most cases, this period is between one and three days. Anyone who wants to go beyond this period of time should consult their doctor to make sure they are completely safe.

During this period of detoxification, our body cells and body organs are given the opportunity to quickly flush out the toxins without the absorption of the new ones. It is as well the point in time to repair and revitalize them. A number of people would prefer to do juice fasting compared to water fasting for the reason that juicing provides the essential nutrients that the body needs for the cleansing process. The juices are the source of nutrients that are easier to digest without causing stress on digestive system. Juicing does not only feed the body cells and body organs but as well takes away harmful wastes and pollutants that are present in the body.

So, why this kind of detoxification process very beneficial for those who opt to follow?

People whose eating habits are more on processed foods, fast foods, sodas, red meat, fried foods and other foods that gives the body too much fat, sugar along with other chemical substances will greatly benefit from juice cleanse detox. It will definitely break bad eating habits and will lead to a big change for these people to move towards healthy eating habits while experiencing a refreshing feeling. They absolutely get hold of proper phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals that are rarely available from unhealthy eating routine. Juice cleanse detox requires a great combination of effort and commitment, yet the end result will be extremely satisfying for those who do.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Quick Weight Loss Tips

In today’s world where everyone is being conscious on their looks, it has become even more necessary to keep in shape. If you have a good figure, it will not only allow you to flaunt your body, but also helps to increase the level of confidence. For some people, obesity becomes a serious problem, which affects their mental health. Therefore, rapid weight loss is a life experience. A successful weight loss is not the end of the trip. This is just the beginning of a glorious life and good health.

Given below are a number of tips on how to shed off extra pounds quickly:
1.      Drink ample amount of water – water do not only act as a solvent for many vitamins and minerals, but is also responsible for transporting nutrients and wastes out of cells, so that the body is functioning properly. In general, you should drink 1/2 ounce of water per kilogram of body weight per day, unless you are very active, in that case you are supposed to add your water intake to 2/3 of an ounce each pound of your body weight per day. So if you weigh 100 pounds, you should drink 50 ounces of water per day minimum.
2.      Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day- fruit and vegetables are full of beneficial fiber, vitamins as well as antioxidants. They fill the stomach quickly, so you feel full. They are low in calories and helps keep the calorie count low.
3.      Do not skip any meal – Eating small frequent meals help to balance your caloric intake for the day and also keeps blood sugar in balance. Instead of eating three large meals, try eating 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day.
4.      Get enough sleep – studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between sleep and weight loss. When we are tired, we eat “less healthy” foods to help us stay awake, or we’re just too tired to be bothered to prepare something healthy, so we eat junk foods because it is easier. So be sure to get plenty of sleep, it is recommended to rest close to eight hours each day as possible.
5.      Keep moving – Most experts recommend 30 minutes to an hour of physical workout per day to keep healthy. Aside from that, try to add weight-bearing workout at least 2 times a week. This will burn a few calories from the unhealthy foods you consume.
6.      Do not be too restrictive – Everyone has their favorite treats. Just leave a little indulgence, but watch out for the quantity and frequency. Having a small treat from time to time can be very enriching the experience of weight loss. Cutting back of your favorite treats too much usually lead to early relapse.

HONEY: For Your Beauty and Wellness

Why buy expensive beauty products when you can easily make them yourself? With common household ingredients like milk, nuts and oil, you can turn honey into an inexpensive, all-natural cleanser or conditioner.

Honey Cleanser
Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoon finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse with cool water.

Facial Toner
In a blender, puree 2 tablespoon honey with a peeled core apple. Smooth over face. Leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Firming Facial Mask
Whisk together 2 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerine (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste. Smooth over the face and throat. Leave for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Skin Softening Bath
Add 1/4 cup honey to bah water for fragrant, silky bath.

Smooth Skin Conditioner
Mix 2 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, and heels, any where skin feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off.

For Shiny Hair
Stir 2 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Add a squeeze of lemon if desired. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out.

Hair Conditioner
Mix 1/2 cup of honey with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Use 2 tablespoon oil for normal to oil hair. Using small amount at a time, work mixture through hair until coated. Cover the hair with shower cap. Leave on 30 minutes – remove shower cap. Shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.

Soothing  Skin  ( for minor acne flare-ups)
Mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a cotton, apply directly to blemish. Maintain pressure with cotton ball for several minutes, to soften blemish. Using a cotton swab, dab HONEY on the blemish. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

HONEY: Versatile Natural Treatment

Natural honey can cure any disease. With just the mixture of honey, garlic and vinegar a number of diseases can be cured.

Nine common ailments and recommended treatments
  1. Arthritis- Mix a teaspoon in half a cup warm water and drink before going to bed. 
  2. Asthma- A teaspoon of basic potion in the morning on an empty stomach will have you breathing easy in no time
  3. Cancer- When making a potion, double the number of garlic cloves and take two teaspoon in juice three times a day.
  4. High Blood Pressure- Make a special batch of elixir, using two cups of water, 18 garlic cloves, two quarter of spoons of vinegar and three tablespoon of natural honey. Blend as before, simmer in medium to low heat for a half hour, allow it to cool and take three tablespoons three times a day.
  5. Lower Cholesterol- Make a tea by steeping a teaspoon of the elixir in a cup of hot water and drink before meals three times a day.
  6. Heart Disease- Use the recipe for high blood pressure and sip a half cup of the mixture three times a day.
  7. Impotence- Boil a cup of vinegar with seven to ten crushed cloves of garlic and tablespoon of natural honey for five minutes. Cool and drink like tea.
  8. Acne or pimple- Put the basic potion on affected areas with a piece of cotton each night.
  9. Gas or Indigestion- Put two tablespoon of the basic mixture in a cup of water and warm to the temperature you use for coffee or tea. Sip slowly at the first sign of distress.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Acne Natural Treatment Exposed!

What is acne?

Acne is defined as an inflammatory disease of the skin in which the sebaceous glands become clogged and infected, often causing the formation of pimples, especially on the face. It is most common during adolescence, but also occurs in infants and adults.

What are the causes of acne?

Acne occurs when oil (sebaceous) glands come to life around puberty, stimulated by male hormones from the adrenal glands of both boys and girls. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance which lubricates and protects the skin, and under certain circumstances, cells that are close to the surface block the openings of sebaceous glands and cause a buildup of oil underneath. This oil stimulates bacteria to develop and cause surrounding tissues to become inflamed. Inflammation near the skin’s surface produces a pustule and deeper inflammation results to acne.

Natural Remedies along with Applications
  1.  Aloe Vera- One of the best and most natural of acne treatment. This is because it has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Merely cut an aloe leaf as close to the trunk as probable, then use a clean knife and slice it open. After the yellow latex has drained, gather the rest of the gel and apply on face. Do this everyday overnight if possible until the acne soothes.
  2. Honey – Has antibacterial properties so it is very good for cleansing and healing minor blemishes. It is also mild on sensitive skin. Simply apply a honey mask to your face once or twice a week.
  3. Carrots – Eating carrots which contain beta-carotene (Vitamin A) that builds up the protective tissue of the skin and actually prevents acne. It helps diminish sebum production. Vitamin A is vital for the protection and repair of the tissue which the skin and mucous membranes are made of.
  4. Garlic – It helps to cure the live acne as well as the acne spots. Simply rub raw garlic over the acne several times in a day. Tackle the problem at the root by eating about 3 seeds of the garlic pod, once a day for a month. The garlic will get rid of impurities of the blood stream and that will automatically prevent and treat the acne.
  5. Lemon – Lemon is one of the most effective acne treatments. One can directly apply lemon juice onto the acne. One can mix some rose water into the lemon juice as well. Apply this on the acne and let it stay for less than 20 minutes. Then wash off.
  6. Tea Tree Oil – It comes from the Melaleuca alternifoliais tree native to many areas around Australia. It is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances called Terpenes. Just apply one drop two to three times per day to any areas of your skin that is affected and it will begin to kill the bacteria.

Why Bean Bag Chairs A Huge Hit?

What are bean bag chairs?

Bean bag chairs are popular form of furniture made of fabric and packed with small pieces of Styrofoam or PVC pellets. In 1969, the first bean bag chairs where produced by Italian designers Gatti, Paolini and Teodora for the furniture firm Zanotta.  These first bean bag chairs were called Sacco which is a pear-shaped leather bag filled with Styrofoam beans. The Sacco became an instant worldwide phenomenon and a leading icon of the 1970’s. As its popularity grew, bean bag chairs evolved from “inexpensive furniture” to “at ease, relaxing designed chair to meet the needs of consumers”.

Bean bag chair advantages

Whether you are talking with friends or watching television, bean bag chairs are the best furniture that fits. If you are into video games, bean bag chairs makes you feel comfortable since you can move freely with the game. You stay at ease at all times and even if someone is sitting on the other side of the bean bag chair, your movements won’t have an effect on it, as the foam only shifts where you are. This is just one of the many reasons why bean bag chairs are fabulous addition to any home.

Medical benefits

Consumers from around the world prefer this type of furniture because of its high comfort level and reasonably cheap price, along with a number of other benefits. One of these benefits is that it can help cure a child with autism or with other intellectual disabilities. This can help to calm a child down when they begin to show signs of belligerence or may consider harming them self or others. Another benefit is that bean bag chairs also provide excellent relaxation which eliminates mental tension and depression which are the major causes of headache. When it comes to perfect relaxation and relief from stress, the bean bag chairs are the best. For those who work in computers for long hours to suffer from back pain, the bean bag chairs are the perfect seating equipment for them. In fact, doctors suggested bean bag chairs for patients recuperating from back surgery. There is really no doubt why the bean bag chair became a huge hit.

Are you depressed?

Do you feel empty or numb? Do you feel hopeless like there’s nothing to look forward to? Do you feel worthless? Do you feel lonely or unloved? Sadness is a wall that hinders us from happiness because the world may sometimes seem dark and aloof. Feeling sad every once in a while is natural but if a sad feeling goes on for too long, hurts intensely, and makes it hard for you to enjoy life, it’s called depression. Apparently, you are depressed. People who have depression may not even discern it.

It’s very important for people of any age who have depression to get help. When they do, they can get recovered rapidly. At times dealing with it involves talking to someone who knows all about melancholy. Sometimes medications can help depression mend. Sometimes both of these things are applied. If you think you have depression or you just have sadness that merely will not go away, it is very important to cope with it optimistically. Always remember, there is always somebody to talk to when you are sad or if you are depressed — someone who can help.

Stress: Hushed Killer

Are you frustrated, angry, nervous, or anxious with the situations happening around you? Well, definitely you are already stressed out. Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. Stress releases powerful neurochemicals and hormones that prepare us for an action (to fight or flee). If we don’t take action, the stress response can lead to health problems. Prolonged, uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable stresses are the most damaging types of stress. According to a study, 99% of all diseases are caused by stress. Stress can be considered a silent killer. Stress affects every level of our lives and impacts us on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level. Stress causes the release of hormones and toxins into our bodies that causes our bodies to maintain a fight or flight condition that breaks down the immune system and wreaks havoc in our lives.

Stress management strategies are essential. Learning these enables us to cope with stress and deal with it positively. First thing to do is we must identify the problem to know what part we need to work on. Secondly, we must think of positive thoughts that can turn us back onto the path of happiness and healthiness. Third, we must relax to clear our minds from disturbing thoughts. Lastly, we must get enough sleep because lack of rest just aggravates stress.

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