A half cup of vanilla ice cream has 230 calories. You’d have to do burpees for 23 minutes to burn it off.
Overstimulation of the adrenal glands from consuming too much sugar, coffee, tea, soda, and other stimulants combined with a stressful lifestyle may lead to adrenal fatigue. It often takes extended nutritional and herbal therapy to repair the damage. If you find yourself unable to function without stimulants, consider reviewing your diet and lifestyle and correcting the situation before the body forces you to through breakdown and illness.
When filled with negative thoughts and pessimism, consider being thankful for any positive thing that may have happened, or for any positive attribute of another person. Search for positivity anywhere you can see it, and consciously intend to find the beauty in everything you see. With enough practice, positivity becomes a lifestyle choice.
DID YOU KNOW
Only 26 percent of the population sit with correct posture – head, neck, and hips aligned.
DID YOU KNOW
The maximum length of a mammal’s life is generally related to its size. Thus, a man’s lifespan should be somewhere between that of a goat and a horse, between 10 and 30 years. However, humans have developed ways to protect themselves from predators and disease, increasing their average lifespan to 74.7 years in the United States.
BACTERIA AND CANCER
Since both bad bacteria and cancer thrive in an acid environment, test your own acid/alkaline balance in saliva and urine with over the counter p.H. strips. Optimal ranges are between 6.5 and 7.5 taken first thing in the morning before breakfast. If measurements are out of range, consider decreasing starchy carbs, sugar, meats and dairy and increasing whole, organic fruits and veggies. Also, increasing oxygenation through moderate daily exercise supports a more alkaline system.
BODY LANGUAGE AND HEALTH
Symptoms are your body’s way of telling you there is a problem. The focus of Holistic Medicine is to determine and heal the cause of the illness, not just band-aid the symptoms. Whenever you begin a treatment, ask yourself if you are treating and eliminating the actual cause of the illness, or just the symptoms. Until the root cause of an illness is found and corrected, disease tends to transform into more complicated illnesses with increasing symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW
Humans smell “in stereo.” Scent signals from each nostril travel to different regions in the brain. This may help a person determine the direction the odor is coming from.
OUT OF BALANCE AND ILLNESS
Frequent illness is a sign that your body is out of balance. To correct the balance, examine your lifestyle and diet and make a plan to improve your health. Especially helpful lifestyle changes might include getting more sleep, getting natural sunlight, getting moderate exercise, eliminating stress, and improving dietary choices.
VITAMIN D AND CANCER
Over 800 medical journal articles reference the importance of Vitamin D in cancer prevention, and it’s effectiveness against cancer. Vitamin D is essential for an effective immune system. Consider testing your Vitamin D levels, and supplement with D3 if necessary. It is best to avoid the synthetic form of Vitamin D (D2) as some negative side effects have been noted.
DID YOU KNOW
A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. No wonder you have to run to bathroom when you feel the call of the wild. The average bladder holds about 400-800 cc of fluid but most people will feel the urge to go long before that at 250 to 300 cc.
When using a Neti Pot, be sure to use distilled water, water boiled from 1-3 minutes then cooled, sterilized water, or filtered water (one micron or smaller) to avoid illness from contaminated water. Unrefined Sea salt and Himalayan salt are preferred over processed salt because of the minerals contained, and chemicals avoided.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.