What is all the fuss about with celery juice?
Is it really as good as people say it is?
Known as a miraculous superfood, believe it or not that simple-looking stalk vegetable has so much to it.
Celery contains lots of antioxidants – which are what protect our cells from the effects of free radicals – molecules produced when the body is exposed to pollutants such as tobacco, smoke or radiation.
It also contains a few helpful vitamins like A, C, B, K, and Folate, plus minerals, and a decent amount of fibre.
What can celery help with?
Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.
In fact, stress can help you accomplish tasks more efficiently. It can even boost memory. Stress is also a vital warning system, producing the fight-or-flight response. When the brain perceives some kind of stress, it starts flooding the body with chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol.
Some stress is good for you. While too little stress can lead to boredom and depression, too much can cause anxiety and poor health. The right amount of acute stress, however, tunes up the brain and improves performance and health.
Follow our 7 daily challenges and become aware of any positive changes that you experience.
What is EMF?
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting
Most of us are used to the conveniences of modern life. But few of us are aware of the possible health risks presented by the electrical devices and gadgets that we use.
Did you know that you are exposed to these every day in your home, your workplace and even outside?
They are produced by every electrical or electronic device.
What are the Symptoms of overexposure?
What is Meditation?
“cleansing the mind and releasing the garbage from the subconscious”
“stopping the mind rushing around aimlessly”
It is a means of transforming the mind and raising awareness and seeing the true nature of things.
What does it do?
Meditation focuses the mind and redirects the thoughts. It changes the brain waves by helping them to slow down. We do this by focusing in on the breath. A simple meditation to use, to begin the transition from Beta or Alpha to the Theta State is to just simply focus on the breath. The breath and mind work in tandem, so as the breath begins to lengthen, brain waves begin to slow down.
The mind, heart, and body can improve with regular meditation.
How can Meditation Help me?
Follow our 7 daily challenges to improve your sleep and experience positive change after just 7 days.
Why is sleep important?
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake.
Getting enough sleep lowers your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease. Reduces stress and improves your mood. Enables you to think more clearly and do better in school and at work.
When it comes to kicking off a New Year the first thing we all do is start making resolutions.
Usually the same resolutions year after year; lose weight, stop drinking, start working out 5 x a week, save more money and come the middle of January those are all but a distant memory and that strong desire you had to make major life changes has left you.
It’s something we all go through but there is a way around it. Instead of making resolutions, set intentions instead. The theory is that resolutions, whilst they are goals, they often set us up for failure from the very start because whilst we vow to lose weight, drink less or learn a new hobby we don’t set a plan on how to achieve to it.
If you’re looking for an easy way to lower stress and give your immune system a hearty boost then look no further than your local forest. Shinrin-yoku also known as forest bathing is a Japanese art of taking a solitary walk through the woods in order to bathe in the nature around you.
Shinrin-yoku translates as “taking the the forest atmosphere" or “forest bathing” and the best thing about this trend is no matter what the weather, it is still effective.
So where did the term shinrin-yoku come from?
Self-care is one of the most important things you can do, not just for yourself but for those around you. If you ever feel guilty for indulging in a spot of daily self-care then just remember that you can’t feed from an empty cup. So whilst self-care has become a bit of a buzz word within wellness circles, that doesn’t mean that it’s not important.
In fact, research has shown that by making sure that you practice an act of self-care at least once a day, you’ll find your stress levels will be lowered, your productivity will increase and you’ll feel happier and healthier.
Why do we fail at self-care?
Times are tough. We are more connected and switched on than ever and that’s having a major impact on our mental health and wellbeing. But meditation can help. Without meditation, we may find ourselves turning to alternative ways to cope with life’s stresses and strains.
Do you do any of the following?
- Ignoring problems or things going on around you?
- Procrastination and avoiding things?
- Trying to control everything?
- Quitting projects or not even getting started?
- Complaining or lashing out at others?
Whilst most people prefer to start or end their day with a warm shower, studies have shown time after time that taking a cold shower could be beneficial to your physical and mental health.
One study from Virginia Commonwealth University claimed that cold showers can help alleviate low mood symptoms by sending electrical nerve impulses to the brain, resulting in an uplifting effect. Whilst in the Netherlands a studyfound cold showers to increase productivity and reduced sick days.
So it’s crazy to think that just a twist of the temperature dial can have such a huge impact on your life. Here are just some reasons why taking a cold shower is good for you.
It’s important that no matter what is going on in life, at work or at home, we prioritise at least a portion of our day to practice self-care. Of course, going to the spa, gym etc are great but if you’re low on funds or time then they’re not always accessible.
We’ve put together a list of 10 ways that you can practice self-care at home, for free. Please leave a message in the comments with your favourite ways to practice self-care.
Organic is better right? Especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables. But along with the title organic comes a higher price tag and it may not always be possible to buy strictly organic.
But Dr Andrew Weil has done the research come up with a list of 19 foods that you don’t have to buy organic.
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