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Stoptober – Quit Smoking Today! - If you like this post - share it with others ! With Stoptober now approaching its half way point, what better day to quit than today? Most of us are all aware of the numerous health, as well as social and financial benefits to quitting. If you do smoke, quitting is the single most beneficial action you can take to improve your general health. As you can see from the list below, quitting will drastically improve not only your health, but the people around you can your future generations. Health Benefits: Reduce your risk of developing cancer Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke Protect the health of people around you, who are affected by your smoking Improve your fertility levels and increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy Improve the quality of your skin and teeth Look and feel healthier and younger Improve your general fitness Reduce the chance of your children developing asthma Quitting actually improves your confidence Enjoy the taste of food Reduce your risk of developing Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) There are numerous ways of quitting smoking. These range from using Nicotine Replacement products (such as patches, gum, lozenges and the inhalator), hypnotherapy, homeopathy through... [read more] Can you prevent a hangover with asparagus? - If you like this post - share it with others ! New research has found that eating asparagus before a big night out could prevent a hangover the following morning. There are many so-called hangover cures that claim to work, ranging from a fry-up, drinking a glass of water before bed, yoghurt, and fruit juices. With the party season about to start, a hangover is an unwanted side effect. Drinking plenty of water alongside alcohol is a helpful tip, but there are also certain foods that can help to prevent the unwanted hangover. So let us explain how you could prevent a hangover. These potential “cures” may help, but it is very important to drink water alongside alcohol to prevent dehydration. Asparagus contains amino acids and minerals that can help prevent hangover symptoms by supporting the liver though the detoxification process. The study conducted at Institute of Medical Science, and Jeju National University in South Korea was published in the Journal of Food Science, analysed the components of young asparagus shoots and leaves and compared their biochemical effects on human and rat liver cells. B.Y. Kim, the lead researcher said, “Cellular toxicities were significantly alleviated in response to treatment with... [read more] Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe - If you like this post - share it with others ! This detox smoothie recipe is aimed at detoxing the body from harmful pollutants and pestisides that we are all exposed to. You can have this nutricious drink every morning for a week to kick start your detox process. 1 small handful of Coriander 1 frozen banana 1 handful of greens 1 inch piece of ginger 1 tsp Spirulina 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 cup coconut water or water Blend ingredients together to enjoy a healthy detox smoothie recipe. Smoothie Health Tips 1. Bananas are a good source of iron, and can help prevent anemia. This fruit is classified as a “cold” food in chinese medicine, and supports the digestive process. They are also thought to strengthen the stomach lining and protect against acid and ulcers. Banana’s are also high in potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. 2. Corriander is a heavy metal chelator, meaning it will help to draw heavy metals out of the body. This herb is highly alkalising and will also helps the digestive process by supporting peristalsis and preventing bloating. 3. Greens contain minerals such as calcium and magnesium which can help support bone and dental health. Greens are... [read more] Quit smoking for Stoptober with Homeopathy -
Most people who have tried to quit smoking will testify that it is one of the hardest challenges of their life. It is virtually impossible to quit unless you really want to. So this is the first question you need to ask yourself. As most people are now aware, smoking is linked with various diseases and illnesses, so it is definitely in your best interests to give up this habit. Whilst the over the counter nicotine replacement therapies, such as chewing gum, patches and lozenges, provide some support there are still many smokers who give quit the programmes and revert back to the habit. There are some very good homeopathic remedies that have can help to break the smoking habit. Homeopathy provides a different type of support, which helps with both the physical craving of nicotine and the general addiction of smoking.
The homeopathic support for smokers consists of natural remedies that are safe and free from side effects and can be tailored to the individual. These remedies are not addictive and can be taken alongside other medications.
Wheatgrass for Detox - If you like this post - share it with others ! Wheatgrass is often one of the main ingredients in detox juices and smoothies. It is a rich source of chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, calcium trace minerals and amino acids. These nutrients make wheatgrass a potential super-food. Other nutrients included in wheatgrass include vitamins B, C, E and K. The downside is that wheatgrass is not very tasty, so it is usually added to other fruit and vegetable juices. Wheatgrass is also available in powder and tablet form. Wheatgrass has been claimed to stimulate metabolism (aide weight loss), reduce blood pressure, remove toxins (detox) and nourish the blood (treat anaemia). These properties can help to manage and treat a number of illnesses and diseases. Wheatgrass may also be helpful in treating digestive complaints such as ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Other properties that have been put foward include improving digestive health and preventing illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and increasing energy levels. Nutritionists have also found that wheatgrass can strengthen bones and teeth. This is possibly due to the high amounts of calcium and magnesium found in this super-food. Wheatgrass is often included in detox juices and smoothies, as... [read more] Astaxanthin Supplements - If you like this post - share it with others ! Choosing a good one from the range of astaxanthin supplements on the market should be fairly straightforward as there are few synthetic versions of the antioxidant on the market for human use. However, animal feeds, particularly salmon farm feeds, often contain the synthetic version of the nutrient so it is not necessarily beneficial to eat such animal products as a strategy for boosting astaxanthin consumption. A good quality astaxanthin supplement would be derived from marine microalgae, rather than grown synthetically on fungus, and would have been manufactured using a hexanefree process providing a minimum of 4mg per tablet. Astaxanthin supplements should betaken with a little fat for better absorption, as is with betacarotene supplements, and should not be taken alongside medications or supplements that block fat absorption. Astaxanthin is a strong anti-inflammatory which blocks COX2 enzymes but which does not have the side-effects associated with prescriptions pain medications, such as indigestion and heartburn. It can help with painful arthritis, menstrual cramps, and even as a supplement to help when headaches strike. Astaxanthin is also able to help retinal cells fight off free radical damage and, therefore, combat macular... [read more]