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Words to Live By

“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.” – Fridtjof Nansen

Words to Live By

“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Get Energized!

Boost your pre or post workout by incorporating chlorophyll-rich greens with Coconut MCT into your daily routine. Studies have shown when taken before exercising, Coconut MCT may reduce lactic acid build up and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. These can be found in a greens powder formula at your health food store and added to smoothies or water. Taking it in the morning can also make you feel more energized throughout the day. Look for a greens product with Coconut MCT and Maca for sustained energy plus shelf-stable probiotics included to lighten your supplement load!

Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is well known for its healing properties when it comes to sunburns, bug bites and other skin abrasions, but that is only the beginning. Did you know that Aloe Vera is a fantastic skincare ingredient? Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It can moisturize the skin without making it greasy, which makes it great for those with oily skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also give it the ability to work wonders in reducing acne. Aloe Vera treats the cells on the epithelial level of the skin which is why it’s recommended by dermatologists to treat your problematic skin.

Cellular Health from the Inside Out

Our ability to stay healthy and have more energy relies on how well our cells function. And the function of every cell in the body relies on something called redox signaling—cellular messages that help protect, rejuvenate, and restore cells. As environmental toxins weaken our defenses, normal cellular function declines, and with it, the body’s ability to produce and maintain a proper balance of redox signaling molecules. Now there is a technology that can create and stabilize active redox signaling molecules in a consumable form. This proprietary process suspends these life-giving molecules in a pristine solution—a first-of-its-kind, cutting-edge health breakthrough. ShopAsea.com

Underarm Harm? Make The Switch!

Are you still using a traditional antiperspirant? Antiperspirants clog up pores and don’t allow the body to properly release the sweat necessary to cool down the body and release toxins (why they’re called anti-perspirants). Not to mention that they’re completely unnecessary for preventing body odor. Sweating is our bodies’ natural way of regulating temperature and releasing toxins, two very crucial jobs. Did you know that sweat isn’t what actually smells? it’s just a mixture of salt and water. What does create that dreaded body odor is when sweat meets the natural bacteria that lives on our skin. Changing this reaction is easily done with natural deodorant.

What Are You Thinking About?

Thinking the same thoughts day and night may sooner or later manifest them in your world and make them your reality. This means that if you want your life to be as you want it to be, you have to be careful about what you think. One needs to start thinking more positively. As you think, so your life becomes. It is your mind that creates the kind of life you live. Everything starts from within, from the most simple action to the greatest achievement. We cannot always control our external circumstances, but we can always control our thoughts.

Are You Underweight?

Did you know that being underweight and overweight are from the same problem source: ACIDITY. Up to half the nutrients that go into your body can be eaten up by harmful microorganisms that thrive in acidic environments, causing you to be excessively thin. The body is literally wasting away, which can put you at a higher risk of serious illness than an overweight person! But the higher levels of pH of alkaline water can neutralize acid in your bloodstream. This is why it is vital to alkalize your body with pure alkaline water, an alkaline diet and an alkaline lifestyle.

Exercise and Dementia

Keeping active is hugely important for reducing the risk of dementia, managing the condition and improving quality of life. There are several different types of exercises that can be adapted to individual preferences and abilities. For example, look for seated exercises for people who have difficulty walking. Dance can be beneficial for people living with dementia, especially those who have been recently diagnosed. Dancing improves coordination and balance but also has the social aspect which makes it fun and interactive. Consult a physiotherapist to determine which exercise is best for you.

4 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

There are plenty of natural ways to help you boost your immune system and stay healthy all year long: 1. Focus on Vitamin D. Did you know that most people have low vitamin D levels? Even dangerously low, within a range that could severely limit your immune system. 2. Eat More Garlic. Garlic is one of the most potent of all superfoods that goes back thousands of years for treatment of illness. 3. Get Your Probiotics. 70% of your immune system lies in your gut flora and the health of the friendly organisms in there to protect you against pathogens and sickness. 4. Avoid ALL processed foods and sweetened soft drinks. This is no time to bombard your body with processed foods, fried foods, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugars or chemical additives.

Sore The Next Day?

Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly referred to as DOMS, is characterized by the residual soreness felt in the muscles hours after exercise and can even last up to a few days. DOMS is caused by strenuous exercise and performing exercises that the body is not accustomed to yet. Dynamic and static stretching, soft tissue mobilization such as massage and foam rolling, and general warmups before exercise has shown to attenuate the sensation of DOMS and provide a temporary effect of pain relief and tolerance in order to prepare the body for upcoming activities. Ask your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about DOMS!