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Improve your health and looks with natural skin care treatment

June 26, 2010

Nature takes care of everything with the intention of staying hale and hearty and in good physical shape. But there are some rules to follow in order to benefit from it. A person who desires to stay healthy and fit has to make sure that he or she eats a diet which is well balanced containing nutrients such as less saturated oils, green vegetables, protein consisting in nuts and dairy products. As a consequence, your whole body can enjoy being healthier and it’s also the secret of taking care of your skin together with regular daily exercise and a sufficient amount of sleep. The amount of sleep that an individual needs is at least eight hours daily.

Sticking to these rules based on the hectic and stressful life that we lead day by day and pollution is easier said than done. Our skin is one of the first items of the body that becomes a victim of all these adversities. People nowadays often choose to take care of their skin with cosmetic procedures which at times could do more damage than help. On the other hand, others opt for natural alternatives instead of chemical treatments. As a matter of fact, people today are becoming more and more aware that the curing influence of nature is maybe the best solution to their skin care.

As a result of this, increasingly more mature men and women are looking younger than they really are. Ladies in their sixties and seventies are enjoying this possibility of feeling younger thanks to a diet that is full of vitamins and drinking lots of water. The key to their success is that they started this diet regime at a very early age, some in their thirties or forties and others even younger. Vitamin C in particular is full of ascorbic acid and is very beneficial for a healthy body and clear skin free of acne and wrinkles. You can get this type of vitamin eating the fruit, drinking its juice or in pill form as supplements like other vitamins.

Another benefit of natural skin care is that the products can be found easily off the shelf of your pantry or kitchen, and you can create your own recipes and enjoy them without the danger of using chemical skin care creams or items that could give serious side effects to the skin in the long run.

To summarize, going natural as far as skin care is concerned is becoming more widespread over regular cosmetics. Men and Women are staying good looking the natural way by staying healthy and fit.

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How TO Quit Smoking

June 25, 2010

The fastest way to get the tobacco habit out of your life is by doing some research first. Doing this via the Internet is very easy. But even easier would be to talk with your local health care provider. They have a unique bevy of tools that can assist you in accomplishing this goal.

The reality is that you never know just which of stop smoking tools will work for you. If you are a little unfamiliar, there are a lot of tools. Sometimes it is just confusing as to which method you should try. The important thing is that you try first and then success will beat a path to your health.

The tools revealed here are accessible to people of the United States and regulated under the US Food And Drug Administration.

The first tool is that of quit smoking pills. Zan which was first approved for depression, was discovered to help people with quit smoking attempts. It was so strong that the US FDA gave it the first approval in the United States for a quit smoking pill. This was awesome for many smokers.

They used it and it did the job. But the job it was able to do was not separate and apart from what you must do. Even though these tools are great, nothing can take the place of a committed mind. Only you can bring that level of decisiveness and stick to your quit smoking plan.

Lets face this head on. Many people fail at quit smoking attempts because of the cravings. The cravings are tough. But they are not insurmountable. Your cravings have been shown to peak after the first 48 hours. If you can just hold on until then, the rest of your quit smoking efforts will be all downhill.

It does not matter if your use Zan or Chianti. Chianti is another quit smoking pill. It works albeit on different mechanisms versus Zan, and it to does the job nicely.

Recently, it was revealed in medical literature that the more expensive Chianti was found to be no more effective at long-term quit smoking rates than mycoderm and Nichol. These products are much less expensive, but you may find value in stacking them.

Stacking is the process of using not just one quit smoking product but one, two or even three. Just imagine, you could use Zan (or Chianti), chew the nicotine replacement gum and engage in smoking avoidance. These are all valid methods for successfully quitting the nicotine cartel.

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The Two Worst Ingredients for your health

June 25, 2010

When you decide to take control over your eating habits to lose weight and body fat, it is essential to avoid two ingredients: high-fructose corn syrup and trans-fats. These two health-robbing chemicals are present in a wide-variety of prepared foods, including baked goods, soft-drinks and salad dressings.

High-fructose corn syrup (HFC) is a common replacement for more expensive cane sugar in a multitude of products. The reason that high-fructose corn syrup is a diet-killer is that it wreaks havoc on blood-sugar levels. High blood-sugar levels are linked to many of the conditions that plague modern life: pre-diabetes (impaired fasting blood-sugar levels) type II diabetes,and coronary heart-disease. One of the primary sources of HFC in our diets is soft drinks. Did you know that one 48-oz.”super-size” soda can contain as many as 550 calories, not to mention the equivalent of over 13 tablespoons of sugar? If you drink one of these every day for a week without reducing your caloric intake or burning off an equivalent amount of calories through exercise, you can gain a pound a week–a whopping 52 pounds a year! Replace any beverages containing HFC with cold, refreshing water or unsweetened ice tea as a first step for weight loss. If you are a regular consumer of soda, you will lose weight by following this simple step alone.

Trans-fats are commonly found in baked goods such as pies, cookies, crackers and also as oil for frying goods such as french-fries or potato chips. Trans-fats were developed to ensure a long shelf-life for these types of products, but their detrimental health effects were not known at the time of their development. Trans-fats are created by taking a mono-unsaturated (liquid) fat and reacting it with hydrogen gas. The resulting fat from the reaction is solid at room temperature. When we consume trans-fats, they build up in our arteries just as Greece clogs a drain. Eventually, this build up of fat in our arteries can cause coronary heart disease and stroke, and is also believed to contribute to dementia in the elderly.

So how can we avoid these lethal ingredients in our foods? Our first and best line of defense is simply by reading the labels on food products. Both high-fructose corn-syrup and trans-fats are required to be listed on labels. Also, be wary of fast-foods such as fried chicken, fish sandwiches and fried pies. Ask if these foods have been prepared with trans-fat free oils or not. If the restaurant staff can’t tell you if the food is fried in oil containing trans-fat or not, it’s best to avoid it altogether. So educate yourself as a consumer and reap the health benefits of your due diligence.

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Colon Cleanse Your Way To Better Health.

June 24, 2010

Do you suffer from a pot belly? Are you constantly gassy, bloated or nauseous? Is diarrhea or constipation the norm for you? One of the keys to overall well-being is detoxifying your system. Colon cleansing can release pounds of toxic waste from your system so you look and feel lighter.

Doesn’t Our Colon Cleanse Itself?

Our colon is designed to naturally expel waste. However, increasing toxins in our environment make it impossible for our bodies to process them quickly enough. As a result, waste builds up in the lining of your intestines.

This caked on waste does not allow all the essential nutrients from the foods you eat to be absorbed by the body. Meanwhile, the toxins from this undischarged waste build up in your system and gets released into your bloodstream. The result is a pot belly, gas, bloating, water retention, constipation and diarrhea. More serious problems from ongoing toxins in your colon include immune deficiencies and certain types of cancers.

What Is Colon Cleansing?

There are several ways to get rid of the waste built up in your colon including:

1. An old-fashioned enema such as Fleet can be inserted in the rectum to flush out bowel movements and cleanse the lower third of your colon.

2. For a quick release of bowel movements, you can move your system by drinking prune juice.

3. Colon hydrotherapy is done in a medical setting and cleanses the entire colon by using tubes with water inserted in your rectum as the technician rubs your belly until you release your bowels.

4. Natural colon cleansing through OTC remedies with herbal ingredients such as cascara sagrada, aloe, garlic extract, flax seeds and bentonite clay.

What Happens After Colon Cleansing?

When you move your bowels with a natural colon cleansing remedy, unusual stuff may come out of your body. Rubbery strings, green lumps, mucus and small worms are commonly found in bowel movements made after colon cleansing. And many people lose five to ten pounds after flushing out these toxins. Although its disgusting coming out, remember it’s far more hazardous inside your body.

How Can I Keep My Colon Clean?

A well-balanced lifestyle will help your digestive system and colon working properly. Greens, vegetables, whole grains, fish, chicken and six to eight glasses of water are a colon-friendly diet. Avoid eating fried food, fatty snacks, sugar, alcohol, processed foods and red meat more than two or three times weekly. These foods are difficult to digest and remain in your system for days, decaying in your intestines.

A key to better health, fitness and well-being is keeping your colon clean.

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June 24, 2010

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Energy Breathing for Superlative Health

June 24, 2010

Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions have special breathing methods for union with the primordial source of our being. Martial artists have made use of them to perform superhuman feats. You, too, can make use of them, and the focus you develop by doing so can make every part of your life work better.

When you breathe, do so with no pauses in between breaths, which means not holding your breath at any moment to stagnate the flow of life energy. Just keep it moving. This is the type of breathing that solidly connects you with the Life Force of the Universe! Unsurprisingly, it is called Connected Breathing to describe not only how it is done, but also what it does for you. It is Yoga, which means Union.

What you are doing is uniting the in-breath and the out-breath in a smooth, uninterrupted pattern. And you can do it anywhere, even while reclining in a soft comfy easy chair. Breathe. See yourself… feel yourself… know yourself to be pure energy. The shift in consciousness will take you there. Imagination is a real thing of energy. Combined with this breathing it will take you to the realm of energy.

Microcosmic Breathing is an advanced form of Connected Breathing. Microcosmic Breathing will energize you, heal you, clear your mind, and balance your emotions. It promotes strength, long life, and spiritual development. It is powerful and simple to do — so simple that you can do it and still be reading this. Here’s a novel idea: do it while finishing that book you never quite finished.

Microcosmic Breathing gives you heavy-duty benefits, so do not let the simplicity of its practice fool you. Here is how it goes. You take a deep breath in from the bottom of your spine, up your back, to the top of your head. Then you breathe out from the top of your head, down the front of your body, to the bottom of your spine. Imagine and feel the breath move that circular route. You can even visualize it as an orbiting ball of energy.

Try doing many Microcosmic Breaths. Continue doing Microcosmic Breathing for five or ten minutes. Even count to 100 breaths and see how you feel from doing that. A big inhale brings the energy up the back, and a relaxing exhale brings it down the front. The exhale is where you can feel the energy swirl in your lower belly which is the major energy center of your body.

An advanced form of Microcosmic Breathing is Macrocosmic Breathing. Here is where you take full advantage of the Magnetic, Transformative, Life Resurrecting power of the Earth.

In Macrocosmic Breathing you take a deep breath in from the center of the Earth, pulling the energy up through the balls of your feet, up the front of your legs to the bottom of the spine, up your back, to the top of your head. Then you breathe out from the top of your head, down the front of your body, to the bottom of the spine. Continuing from there down the back of your legs through the heels of your feet to the center of the Earth. This exhale is where you can let go of any of the negative things that might be bothering you and just let them fall into the Earth. The Earth has the power of Renewal and Rebirth. It gladly accepts any kind of negative energy you send it and brings it back positively transformed. You can see this power by viewing the growth of nature in springtime. The energy of the Macrocosmic breath travels in a figure-eight.

An added visualization you can do with this is: when you reach the top of your head, visualize the Sun shining down on it, and when you breathe out, feel the warmth of the Sun filling your whole body. If you happen to have a problem anywhere in your body, then send the trouble down to the Earth while filling the area where it was with extra amount of that Healing Warmth of the Sun.

Deep breathing and visualization are a potent combination. Feel yourself filling with power. See yourself as the person you want to be and doing the things you would like to do. Make it a time to celebrate a goal you have in your life, actually imagining that you have accomplished it. Bathe in the excitement and rush of endorphins. Make it a habit to put yourself in such a state of ecstasy.

Now that you can do the Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Breath, you are ready for the Metacosmic Breath. You do this by starting the Macrocosmic Breath, but while breathing in you picture yourself getting bigger, turning giant, a giant with wings spreading out as you get bigger and bigger. You get so big that rather than being in the universe, you become bigger than the universe. Your wings close as you breathe out, collecting all that cosmic energy that now swirls in your belly at a center two inches below the navel. Feel the dynamic power gathering there as you breathe out. Even push out your belly with power as you exhale instead of letting your belly contract. That technique is called reverse breathing and it gives you that extra oomph of supercharged energy!

All this is leading up to something called Triplecosmic Breathing. It is what will open and balance all your energy meridians, activating your DNA, chakras, and higher brain centers. Triplecosmic Breathing is the Microcosmic Breath followed by the Macrocosmic Breath followed by the Metacosmic Breath.

Aging is caused by acidosis. Acid causes you to age and die. The waste built up by your body causes acidosis. Deep breathing clears up the waste in your body and alkalizes your body fluids. The Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Alexis Carrell said, “The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats which degenerates.” He proved it by keeping a chicken heart alive and beating for 28 years simply by periodically renewing the fluid it was in. The heart died when he stopped doing that.

You’ve no doubt heard of people dying of heart attacks while exercising. Don’t exercise, do deep breathing instead. It will get you in better shape than highly trained professional athletes. Three-year World Wrestling Title-holder Martin ‘Farmer’ Burns said, “Deep breathing alone has made many a weak man strong and many a sick man well.” Do deep breathing and let those poor athletes wear out their body with acidosis from straining stressful waste producing movements that age them way faster than an average person does. You, on the other hand, will get younger with Triplecosmic Breathing.

The Enlightened Qi Gong Master Routine for Immortality:
At 3 a.m. face northeast and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 6 a.m. face east and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 9 a.m. face southeast and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 12 p.m. face south and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 3 p.m. face southwest and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 6 p.m. face west and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 9 p.m. face northwest and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.
At 12 a.m. face north and do the Triplecosmic Breathing.

This puts you on a cycle gathering in force from Yourself in the Microcosmic Breath, the Earth & Sun in the Macrocosmic Breath, and the Cosmos & Beyond in the Metacosmic Breath.

Make this a regular practice to do and don’t worry about sleep. You’ll find yourself energetic and you won’t need it like you used to. Use that extra time to accomplish more in your life. However, if you are not so fanatically inclined then that is also okay. Just do the Triplecosmic Breathing in the morning, sometime during the day, and again at night. That too, will be all right, and you will be all right. Nay, you will be more than all right. You’ll be Vital, Alive, and Ecstatic!

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The Sassy Curmudgeon: Weekend Getaway#links

June 23, 2010

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