Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:02

5 REASON you need MORE B12 VITAMIN

A B12 deficiency can go undiagnosed for years, but this is how you know it's time to take notice.

Earlier this month, a friend of mine barely avoided a horrible fall when she passed out during a hiking trip. Her diagnosis? B12 deficiency. Once she learned the symptoms, she realized it had been progressing for months, her symptoms disregarded, and her experience isn't uncommon.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 16:49

WHY I'm PROMOTING the KETOGENIC lifestyle

When people hear about the ketogenic diet one of the first questions they ask is what’s so good about it? And this is another fad diet. So in this post I’m going to write about the wonderful benefits of the keto diet.

Let's start first in understanding what the ketogenic diet actually is and what it’s all about.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 16:16

PETS help you LIVE LONGER, healthier LIVES

Having a dog is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, according to a 2017 study that followed 3.4 million people in Sweden. Researchers studied men and women between the ages of 40 and 80 and followed their health records (and whether they owned a dog) for about a dozen years. The study found that for people who lived alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33 percent and their risk of cardiovascular-related death by 36 percent, compared to single people without a pet. Chances of having a heart attack were also 11 percent lower.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 15:28

2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

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This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is dark chocolate and coconut milk. This chocolate pudding is rich, thick, and incredibly mousse like. You can use any dark 70 to 85% chocolate and sweeten with stevia or xylitol, if you wish.

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 can full-fat coconut milk

1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate pieces 70-85% (5 ounces)

Instructions

In a saucepan, heat coconut milk and chocolate over very low heat

Stir constantly until chocolate is melted

Divide mixture between six ½ cup mason jars

Refrigerate for 3 hours

Recipe adapted from Elanaspantry.com

 

 

The answer may be yes. The secret, however, seems to be setting expectations. What do I mean? Well, one study with some very clever scientists either told subjects that a shake they were getting was high or low calorie even though both shakes were the same calories (Crum et al. 2011 - Mind over milkshakes: Mindsets, not just nutrients, determine ghrelin response). Guess what? Turns out that when the individuals thought the shake was higher calorie, their bodies' decreased their hunger hormones more and thus felt more satiated!

I believe everyone should meditate. Even you. But if you’re anything like I used to be, you’re totally uninterested.

The reason I avoided even trying meditation for so many years was because I didn't think it was a worthwhile practice. I really didn't think there were that many benefits.

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Despite fat shaming being the #1 tool used to whip people into shape, it's the most harmful tool you can include when trying to lose weight for longer than one summer. The reason - it's destructive? It weakens you! And it shames you! And it's not nice to treat people like that.

I want to share a powerful idea with you. And it's very simple.

It goes like this: Stop trying to feel better.

Once I realized that—my life changed. Like the total necessity of looking to your own inner wisdom and instincts, rather than looking for a solution in the external environment.  

The problem is this: Most of us know what we should do.

Our culture today is neurotically focused on unrealistic expectations: Be content. Be joyful. Be healthier. Be the greatest, better than your friends. Be sexy, smarter, faster, richer, most admired, more creative, more envied, and more popular, more Zen.

Most people aren't aware of this, but everyone owns a psychological immune system. Just like your body's immune system will bring you back to health when you're sick, your psychological immune system will do the same at times when you're feeling frustrated, confused, anxious or sad.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:10

ARE you a SELF-IMPROVEMENT Junkie?

There’s a contradiction with the self-improvement inspiration and it is this: the ultimate goal of all self-improvement is to reach the point where you no longer feel the need to improve yourself.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:46

Why we FAIL to ACHIEVE our GOALS

The New Year is just around the corner and let’s imagine for a moment that you have decided that you want to become rich. Maybe you’re sick of your student loan debt. Maybe you’re sick of paying overdraft charges and eating frozen waffles for dinner every night.