Looking for easy ways to incorporate better health and happiness into your lifestyle? We’ve put together some ideas to keep you feeling better without having to use a lot of time or energy. Here’s how to give your quality of life a big boost with just a little effort.
What are seasonal allergies and why are they getting worse?
Seasonal allergies are at epidemic proportions in our modern world. Why is that? Why are they so much worse than they were even 25 years ago? What’s causing the epidemic proportions and what can we do naturally to heal the symptoms or cure the illness?
Well, allergies used to be considered an overreaction of the immune system to non harmful substances in your environment, including, dog and cat hair, dust, or crops being harvested. You could alway tell when they were harvesting wheat, for example, because you become sympathetic. You could take an Over The Counter medication, to control your symptoms, because they were temporary and would be over when you removed yourself or the allergen.
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Balancing Fitness and Self-Care
You’ve had a bad day at the office. You promised yourself you would hit the gym after work, but when you get home, you feel stressed, anxious, and tired. On one hand, you know your physical fitness is important to your health, but on the other, you know that you need to give yourself downtime. What do you do?
Many of us encounter some variation of that dilemma multiple times a week. We are torn between our desire to get fitter and our desire to be kinder to ourselves, and we don’t know which one to pick. Addressing this issue means re-evaluating how we think about our health and our attitude to fitness and self-care.
Living with Chronic Pain is something you will never understand until you are had it! I know this because 13 years ago I started the journey with Chronic Pain and it is something I will never escape. Prior to that I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, mild Fibromyalgia, Depression, and Sleep Apnea. Chronic pain is a totally different entity though, it’s something that’s with you all the time, you don’t sleep because the pain is to bad, you don’t go anywhere because there is no energy to go, and you isolate yourself from family and friends because you know, from experience, no one is going to understand!
My journey with Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, depression, and mild Fibromyalgia began in my mid thirties, when I came to a place in my life that I could no longer deny and hide from the abuse and traumas I had suffered in my childhood. I spent many days in my bedroom crying, rocking in a rocking chair, and sleeping. After months of living this way I decided I had a family that needed a wife and mother and I emerged, but I was not better. I was so angry about the things that had happened to me that I would unintentionally fly into a rage over the slightest thing. It was an awful time for me and my family, I finally got a wake up call one day when my children and I had a particularly bad morning and I was just yelling all morning. My husband came home for lunch this particular day and when he went to go back to work my pre-teen daughters grabbed him around the waist and ask, almost begging, to go to work with him because they didn’t want to stay with “her”! It brings tears to my eyes even now knowing I behaved that way and hurt them. My emotional pain was so great, I had no idea how to cope. That was my wake up call! I could not stand my children felt that way and the hopeless look in my husbands eyes told me, I had to do something.
Turmeric is by far one of the most popular and celebrated health foods of the decade. It’s been around for far longer than that, however. In fact, turmeric has a 4000 thousand-year-old history as an ayurvedic medicine.
Whether you enjoy it as a flavorful curry blend, skin-balancing paste or in a variety of turmeric drinks, this yellow spice is a powerful health tool.
Health Benefits Of Turmeric
Turmeric contains more than 100 health-promoting compounds, including curcumin. This compound has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, antimicrobial, and carminative effects.
“Turmeric is used as an herbal medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, skin cancer, smallpox, chicken pox, wound healing, urinary tract infections, and liver ailments. It is also used for digestive disorders; to reduce flatus, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, and colic; for abdominal pain and distension; and for dyspeptic conditions including loss of appetite, postprandial feelings of fullness, and liver and gallbladder complaints, ” writes Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. Inflammation and Disease; the Dangers of Inflammation!
Additionally, turmeric fights degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and mental health conditions such as depression.
Other benefits include:
* Fights inflammation naturally better than NSAIDs
* Fights free radical damage
* Boosts hormone function
* Reverses cognitive decline
* Fights Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
* Lowers risk of heart disease
* Prevents cancer