At its most basic level, the detoxification process starts with your liver. Your liver, with help from the kidney, lungs and gut, works to remove harmful toxins by first converting those bacteria to reactive metabolites and second by flushing them out your system.
Staying hydrated is not just about drinking plenty of water, although you should still do that. However, there are many fruits and vegetables that have a high water content. These foods can help you keep up your daily water intake while giving your skin a health glow.
In the last post I introduced lemons as a superfood, but there are many more that provide health benefits for the mind, body and soul. Coconut is one such food that can provide just as many benefits to your health as lemons.
Last week I wrote about detoxifying drinks that help aid your digestion. This week I would like to home in on one that I use regularly. That is the yellow, citrus fruit known as the lemon. Lemons have the ability to provide you with a natural health high so it’s little wonder that they areContinue reading “The power of lemons”
When you experience stress related symptoms, you may not think it impacts on your ability to eat and digest food. Yet digestion starts in the brain. From the moment you see, smell, and taste your food it sends a signal for your stomach to start the digestive process.
When you eat mindfully not only do you take the time to truly enjoy your food you also feel more satisfied as your mind and body are registering what you are eating. Eating mindfully encourages you to eat more slowly, which offers a host of health benefits.
Food is an essential food to fuel and nourish your body so that you can go about your everyday activities. However, are there times when you are eating because you are actually hungry or is there another reason making you reach for food? Chances are that you are not hungry all the time. If youContinue reading “Decoding emotional eating”
At Christmas time there is so much temptation to have the perfect day with family and friends that often overstretch the financial side of things. Worrying about finances at Christmas is at the forefront of your mind because you have the dilemma of wanting to satisfy everyone’s needs. You know this is unachievable but youContinue reading “Four strategies to financial health at Christmas”
With the silly season upon us again, the stress of Christmas expectations can be overwhelming. So now more than ever It is important to take care of yourself. It is easier to get caught up in everyone else’s needs and forgetting to take care of your own.
Your involvement in your community is important for maintaining your social wellbeing and reaching your full potential in life. As we have previously discussed, people are social beings and thrive on connection with others. A community setting allows you to connect others who share your interests as well as discovering new activities and learning newContinue reading “Importance of your community health”