It’s a New Year so why not start a New You! The holidays have come and went and so did the food and Egg nog! It’s time to welcome a new you and the best way to do that is with a delicious healthy organic detox. Taryn Toomey created one of the easiest tonic recipes ever. Toomey says. “I love this tonic because it’s a great way to start your day off with a self-care ritual that creates a healthy environment in the body and ignites the digestive system.” The health benefits of turmeric—it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and filled with antioxidants—really spice up this simple, hot drink. But each of the other ingredients has its own super power, too. Lemon helps alkalize the body and flush out the liver, cayenne revs up the metabolism, and ginger improves the absorption of nutrients, Toomey explains.
Every morning instead of coffee just have a glass of this tonic and if will have you feeling great and energized for the rest of the day!
Squeeze the whole lemon into a large mug or Mason jar, add the other ingredients, and then fill the Mason jar with hot water, stir, and drink slowly.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why not start the day off on the right foot with one of these 3 delicious choices that are healthy, easy and sure to give you the early morning boost you need !
Tropical Yogurt with Cinnamon Toast
1 Take 6 ozs. Fage Total 0 percent Greek Yogurt, 1/4 tsp. coconut extract, 6 pieces dried mango, 2 slices cinnamon-raisin bread.
Mix coconut extract into yogurt, and sprinkle chopped mango on top. Enjoy cinnamon-raisin bread toasted.
Total: 394 calories.
Orange-Pomegranate Ricotta Toast
2 Take 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese, 2 tsps. honey, 1 slice whole-wheat toast, 1 navel orange, 1 Tbsp. pomegranate seeds, 3/4 tsp. nutmeg.
Mix low-fat ricotta with honey, and spread on whole-wheat toast. Top with remaining ingredients.
Total: 291 calories.
Berry Breakfast Smoothie
3 Take 1 banana, cut into chunks, 1/2 cup nonfat milk, 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries, 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, 1 tsp. peanut butter, 1/2 tsp. honey.
In a blender, combine the banana, milk, blueberries, strawberries, peanut butter, and honey. Process about 1 minute, or until the consistency of a thick milkshake.
Total: 225 calories.
These health tips may seem a little counterproductive but they really do work!
- Drink Coffee to have a better nap.
A Japanese study found that consuming about 200mg of caffeine and then taking a 20 minute nap can make you feel more alert. Why? Because just as your 20 minute nap ends the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine, causing alertness.
- Do not brush after eating
Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating food or drinks, mainly if they were acidic. Acidic foods soften tooth enamel and brushing your teeth directly after can help to speed up the acid’s effect on your enamel. Dr Howard R. Gamble of the Academy of General Dentistry suggests a wait period of 30 to 60 minutes after eating to brush.
- Exercise when you are tired
After a long day exercising can actually energize you. According to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Fatigue, mood and depression improved after one 30-minute exercise session. It also helps to function better mentally.
- Drink a hot beverage to cool off
Two current recent studies say that drinking hot tea when you need to cool off is a better option. When you drink a hot beverage your body senses the change in body temperature and increases the production of sweat. After the sweat evaporates on your skin your body begins to cool off.
- Skip Energy Drinks when you are Tired
Although energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee, the boost they bring comes with other side effects such as nervousness and irritability. Also other ingredients found in energy drinks such as Taurine stimulates your central nervous system and also spikes up your blood sugar only to make you crash a little while later.
Before you make any jokes or assumptions, know that this is a real problem negatively affecting the life of a fellow human being. Dale Decker, the man in the photo, has been suffering from incontrollable orgasms for over two years now, a condition called Persistant Genital Arousal Syndrome. Decker claims he first felt the symptoms when he slipped a disk in his back and was on the way to the hospital when he ejaculated five times during the drive. Being a husband and father of two, it is obvious how this is something that is not only physically draining but humiliating as well. In an interview with Barcroft Media, Decker explains what it’s like to have to deal with his condition. “Imagine being on your knees at your father’s funeral beside his casket, saying goodbye to him — and then you have nine orgasms right there. While your whole family is standing behind you.” He went on to say, “It makes you never want to have another orgasm for as long as you live. There’s nothing pleasurable about it because even though it might feel physically good — you’re completely disgusted by what’s going on.” Decker feels trapped by the disease, saying he’s afraid to even leave the house in fear that it will happen while in public or in front of children. “Suicide is always a concern when people suffer from this condition — they feel like they have no other way to escape it,” said Decker. His wife, April Decker, has stood by him since he got the condition and goes on to say how much it has pained him and hopes that with the awareness of this article someone will be able to help.
For a long time now dogs have been used in all different realms for their instincts and keen sense of smell. From police dogs to guide dogs and even centers that use dogs to help with mental illnesses and depression. It’s hard to determine the true purpose of these furry friends but needless to say, their extraordinary senses have shown to have limitless bounds. In the newest discovery, dogs are now being trained to be able to detect cancer. Penn Vet Working Dog Center is one of the most highly innovative centers working on this. At this point they have four highly trained cancer detection dogs at their center, putting purebreds to work in using their keen sense of smell to detect ovarian cancer. The doctors at Penn Vet, part of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, have been teaming up with chemists and physicists to isolate cancer chemicals that only dogs can smell. “We don’t ever anticipate our dogs walking through a clinic. But we do hope that they will help refine chemical and nanosensing techniques for cancer detection,” said Dr. Cindy Otto, the founder and director of the Working Dog Center.
The subject of legalizing marijuana has been quite controversial as of late due to policy makers fighting for it as a medical replacement for prescription pain pills. There has long been a need for change in order to reduce injury and death from prescription opioid overdose, and now according to researchers we may have found one. The Department of Veteran Affairs found that in states where medical marijuana was legal, death from opioid overdose was up to 24.8% lower than in states where it was criminalized. It was also said that in states where medicinal marijuana had been legal for longer periods, the difference was even more substantial. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors of the study acknowledge that there are many factors in the study that were hard to measure such as race, socio economic status, health behaviors and more. Dr. Marcus A. Bachhuber, the lead author in the study, states that he would not recommend the wide adoption of medicinal marijuana based on this study, but notes that there may be unexpected benefits to its legalization.
With our world becoming more and more obsessed with being tone, fit and healthy, it was just a matter of time before protein became the newest obsession. With the promise that it will help you lose weight, get stronger and avoid age related issues with muscle loss…up to 71% of the population say they would like to incorporate more protein into their diets. Protein has always been a popular go-to ingredient with bodybuilders and those into fitness because they build muscle and create a feeling of fullness that aids in weight loss. Unlike other pro health ads that advocate limiting our intakes on fat, sugar and gluten, protein ads encourage viewers to have more of it. It takes away the feeling of losing out and restriction that comes with a diet, which people like. However, although more of than half of the population claim they want more protein in their diets, very little actually know how much they should be having or even why. People are under a false pretense that like every diet pill or low fat promise out there, the product will do the work for you, which is false. Dietician Andrea N. Giancoli states, “Protein in and of itself isn’t going to make you into a supermodel, get you to your ideal weight or make you into a lean, mean machine. You actually have to exercise and do the work to build that muscle.”
We’ve heard about the teenage girl that woke up to her Iphone burning a hole in her sheets but this time it’s even worse. Dionne Baxter, a 24-year old English woman got a rude awakening when she rolled onto her charging Iphone 4 while sleeping and received a severe 5 inch burn on her breast. Baxter said she awoke to serious pain and immediately rushed to the hospital. Due to the fact that she sleeps in the nude, there was no barrier protecting her from the burning hot Iphone. The burn has become infected, leaving Baxter with a large red wound. Despite the obvious heat dangers, doctors say that you should sleep with your Iphone away from you anyways as radiation emissions are known to severely disrupt sleep patterns. Yes, we should not sleep with our Iphones in bed. But why are Iphones getting to a temperature where people are getting severe burns from a mere touch regardless? And why is no one contacting Apple about this? It can’t be normal. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re into the health blogs and all the new fitness trends, you may have heard of the new craze juicing. It basically is a method of blending all different types of fruits and vegetables into shakes and drinking them in place of meals as a way to detox your body, lose weight and even prevent disease. Although having more fruits and veggies in your diet is a good thing, many are skeptical about the fad. Some of the benefits of juicing include the fact that eating several servings of fruit a day can improve your lifespan and so for those who do not like to have salads everyday, this is a good alternative to get the same nutrients and minerals in. However, a healthy diet has to have a balance of protein, whole grains, dairy, fruit and vegetables and some of those things just don’t juice well. At the end of the day, juicing is a great alternative for those who don’t enjoy eating healthy to get in essential nutrients but it is not all that your body needs.
If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you might have noticed a large amount of celebrities as well as regular people posting videos of them dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves. And if you’re like any other normal person, you might wonder why. Well, the #IceBucketChallenge is actually a social media campaign to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that impacts the brain and spinal chord, causing progressive paralysis. The rules are simple. You have to dump a bucket of ice water on yourself, record it and post it online. After you do your video, you have to recommend other people, and if they don’t do the ice bucket challenge within 24 hours, they have to donate money to ALS research. Seems simple enough right? Well the social media campaign is actually taking off in a big way with donations coming in 10 times more often in a day then ever before. Guess people don’t like ice water dumped on them. Who knew? So how about it? Will you guys do the #IceBucketChallenge? Send us links of your videos or videos of your friends and we might be inspired to take the challenge ourselves.
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