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"I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency." ― Plato What Intermittent Fasting Is Let’s begin with what intermittent fasting (IF) is not. It's not about starving yourself. You can still drink low-calorie liquids such as coffee or tea. Water is definitely my favorite choice of beverage with zero calories. Intermittent fasting can range anywhere from 10 to 18 hours before consuming any food. Don't...
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” - Buddha The History of Yoga The word yoga is derived from the root word “yuj” meaning “to add,” “to join,” or “to unite.” Although yoga can mean to yoke or to concentrate, it's a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in...
“All diseases begin in the gut.” - Hippocrates The Second Brain The gut is sometimes called the “second brain” because it releases neurotransmitters that affect your behavior and mood. Additionally, it has about 70 to 80 percent of your immune system. Nutrients found in most vegetables contain potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A and C, and folate (folic acid) which supports red blood cells creation. A diet...
"Good nutrition will prevent 95% of all diseases" ― Linus Pauling Simple Ways to Save On Your Grocery Bill Because buying healthy food can be expensive and challenging, here are some tips to help you save while eating healthy. According to the Environmental Working Group, the “clean fifteen” has little or trace level of chemicals.   Therefore it's not necessary to buy organic which...
"Sleep is that golden key that ties health and our bodies together." ― Thomas Dekker The Different Stages of Sleep According to the National Sleep Foundation, you may need to sleep for seven to nine hours per night. Despite having enough sleep, have you ever felt tired in the morning? Low-quality sleep may be your cause. During sleep, your brain goes into sleep cycles that alternate between non-rapid...
“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With One Step.” ― Lao Tzu The Importance of Exercise To maximize my health, my must consume essential nutrients, have plenty of rest, and exercise regularly. Depending on my fitness level, exercise could be as simple as taking a short walk to increase my heart rate and blood flow.   I don't need an intense workout such as heavy weightlifting or...
"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." - Ann Wigmore History of Processed Food Because processed food is inexpensive, it's a perfect fit for your busy and hectic lifestyle.   After its introduction in the early 1900s, process food soared after World War I.   With new methods of processing food and...
"Water is the driving force of all nature." - Leonardo da Vinci Why You Should Drink Water Ranging from 50 to 65 percent, water is an essential and abundant nutrient in your body. The variations come from your unique body composition associated with your lean tissue amount. To highlight its importance, here's a list showing water composition in the body. 90% of blood 70% of muscles 20% in bones 78% of the...

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