11 Unusual but Really Remarkably Healthy Living Tips

 

11 Unusual but Really Remarkably Healthy Living Tips - You probably think some habits that follow fall into that “off limits” category, yet studies show they can actually be quite good for health in their own right. Moderation is, of course, key in all things, so we’re not saying you should throw caution to the wind entirely. Read on to find out the seemingly bad habits that are actually great healthy living tips.
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Seems like not a day goes by when we find out something we love is “horrible” for us. But here’s a bit of a reprieve …

 

You probably think the healthy living tips that are listed below fall into that “off limits” category, yet studies show they can actually be quite good for health in their own right.

 

Moderation is, of course, key in all things, so we’re not saying you should throw caution to the wind entirely — just that, sometimes, what’s “bad” turns out to be good…

 

  1. Daydreaming

 

Your teachers scolded you as a child, but it turns out daydreamers aren’t the lazy procrastinators they’re pegged as. When you daydream, your brain is actually very active, and that includes the brain region known as the “executive network,” which is associated with high-level thinking and complex problem-solving.

 

Letting your mind wander may be nature’s way of helping you work through difficult issues in your life; studies show it also boosts creativity and helps you think abstractly, which may be useful for improving your empathy and social relationships.

 

  1. Eating Chocolate

 

It’s ok to indulge in a bit of chocolate — particularly if it is dark chocolate which is good for health. The humble cocoa bean contains potent antioxidants that are quite good for your heart.

 

One recent study even found that those who ate the most chocolate had a 37% reduction in heart disease and a 29% reduction in stroke compared to those who ate the lowest levels. As a general rule, the darker (and more bitter) the chocolate, the healthier it is.

 

  1. Eating Fat

 

Many types of fat are actually good for health. You’re probably familiar with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats in foods like olive oil, nuts and avocado, but there are also omega-3 fats, found in fish and fish oil, which are also beneficial for your heart, your brain, cancer and much more.

 

But did you know a recent study from the Netherlands found that eating saturated fats is not associated with heart disease? Instead, they found that cutting saturated fats from your diet and replacing them with carbohydrates actually increases heart disease risk!

 

Another study found that supplementing your diet with coconut oil (rich in saturated fat) helps to reduce abdominal obesity.

 

So if you’re looking to lose weight, cutting fat from your diet is probably not the answer. Cutting unhealthy carbs (like sugar) and exercise will often do the trick, and you can also try a spritz of ThinMist under your tongue before each meal.

 

It enters your bloodstream in just 23 seconds, flooding your body with critical minerals… amino acids… and natural, bio-identical hormones that work synergistically to help BURN FAT more efficiently. It essentially kicks your metabolism into high gear all day long, and best of all, because it’s a 100% natural formula, you won’t experience any harmful side effects!

 

  1. Drinking Alcohol

 

Light to moderate alcohol consumption has been linked to lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and cognitive decline. Red wine, which is rich in antioxidants, is often touted as the “healthiest” type of alcohol, but even beer has been linked to these benefits.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture even said that moderate drinking may save 26,000 lives a year due to these benefits!

 

What is moderate drinking? No more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 a day for women. If you have an alcohol addiction, of course, it’s best to abstain regardless.

 

  1. Getting Angry

 

Getting angry actually has psychological benefits when channelled appropriately. For starters, anger can motivate you to take action when it’s necessary (such as standing up for a good cause) and it can help you communicate in your personal relationships.

 

Hiding your anger in a relationship can be detrimental and may hinder your ability to solve problems or lead to a bigger blow-up in the future.

 

Many also find that getting angry allows for self-reflection, including insights into your own faults, which can prompt positive change. So letting your anger out, responsibly and appropriately, can indeed be a very good thing.

 

  1. Being Out in the Sun

 

If you’re still shunning the sun for fear of skin cancer, you should know that many experts are now advising sensible sun exposure on a daily basis.

 

When the sun hits your bare skin (i.e. without sunscreen), your body produces vitamin D, optimal levels of which can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, depression, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and much more.

 

Many Americans are dangerously deficient in vitamin D, so some safe sun exposure would be beneficial (as long as you don’t get burned).

 

  1. Eating Meat

 

Eating meat in moderation can be beneficial. It’s one of the best sources of protein, as it contains all of the essential amino acids, and it’s also an excellent source of iron, zinc and beneficial B vitamins.

 

Interestingly, even red meat like beef can be healthy, as half of the fatty acids it contains are monounsaturated (the same type as in heart-healthy olive oil).

 

And if you opt for grass-fed beef, it will also be a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which may help prevent cancer. Ideally, your meat should be grass-fed, organic and from a sustainably farmed source.

 

  1. Grilling

 

Grilling foods can create the formation of cancer-causing chemicals called HCA’s (heterocyclic amines). But, marinating meats for at least several hours beforehand in liquid mixtures that contain rosemary and other herbs/spices before grilling can dramatically help to reduce HCAs. It appears that the highly potent antioxidants in these herbs prevent HCA formation.

 

  1. Drinking Coffee

 

Coffee has antioxidant properties and drinking a few cups a day has been linked to health advantages ranging from a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, and gallstones to improved cognitive function.

 

If you’re going to drink coffee, dark roast appears to be the best, offering superior improvements in antioxidant levels and even helping people to lose weight, compared to lighter roasts.

 

  1. Playing Video Games

 

Video games do offer players some unique benefits, including greater dexterity, more acute eyesight, faster reflexes, quicker decision-making (without sacrificing accuracy), and even improvements in memory and creativity.

 

One recent study even found that specially designed video games (such as one based on killing cancer cells in your body, designed for cancer patients) can boost positive motivation, leading to improvements in health and behavior.

 

  1. Taking Naps

 

Does your spouse ever nag you for taking an afternoon siesta? Have you been caught snoozing on the job?

 

It’s a shame that napping is so frowned upon in the United States (it’s actually common in other areas, like the Mediterranean), as not only do naps lower your risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, but they’ve also been found to improve creating thinking, memory and learning.

 

For best results, keep your naps short, from a few minutes up to a half hour (too much longer and it might make you groggy).

 

And if you’re not sleeping at night, make sure you’re doing that also, as it is the key to your vim and vigor. Before resorting to sleeping pills, though, check out the natural ingredients melatonin, passion flower, lemon balm and more, found in Sleepzyme.

 

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7 Amazingly Easy Tips to Prevent Heart Attack

 

7 Amazingly Easy Tips to Prevent Heart Attack - In a disease-specific sense, the top cause of death in the United States is heart disease, which is responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths (that’s one out of four) a year. Want to know how you can prevent heart attack? Read on to find out more.
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In a disease-specific sense, the top cause of death in the United States is heart disease or heart attack, which is responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths (that’s one out of four) a year. But that sounds pretty vague, doesn’t it?

 

What exactly is heart disease? And, more importantly, what can you do to avoid becoming its next victim?

 

The American Heart Association (AHA) defines heart disease as such:

 

“Heart and blood vessel disease – cardiovascular disease also called heart disease – includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can stop the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack or stroke.”

 

Yet this description again makes heart disease sound so very abstract … and like something that simply happens to you. If you dig a little bit deeper, though, you’ll find that the top cause of death could easily be described not as heart disease but as ignorance; specifically, ignorance about what underlies many, if not most, chronic diseases, including heart disease.

 

In a word, inflammation!

 

The Link Between Inflammation and Heart Disease

 

It’s widely known that elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation in your body, are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Andrew Weil wrote:

 

“The link between elevated CRP levels and heart disease has been demonstrated repeatedly, and there is some evidence that CRP may be a more important indicator of heart disease risk than high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

 

In an eight-year study involving 27,939 women led by Paul Ridker, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, more than half of the women who eventually developed heart disease had high CRP levels even though their LDL levels were not considered high. Dr. Ridker has estimated that the same may be true for 25 percent of the U.S. population.”

 

Even AHA acknowledges that inflammation is common in heart disease and stroke patients, and suggests it may be promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries:

 

“Think about a splinter in your finger or an abscess on a tooth,” said Donna Arnett, Ph.D., chair and professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and president of the American Heart Association. “Our body launches an attack with our white blood cells and chemicals that results in redness and swelling to kill the bacteria or rid the body of the intruder.”

 

Similarly, for the cardiovascular system, risk factors like cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol can “injure” the heart [leading to inflammation]. In turn, atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in the inner walls of arteries, can develop. This narrows the arteries and increases the risk they’ll become blocked.

 

Common Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation — ‘The Silent Killer’

 

Chronic inflammation is sometimes referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because it often causes no symptoms at all, yet simmers silently until suddenly you’re diagnosed with a chronic disease. There are some symptoms to watch out for, though, which are often confused with other conditions. If you have some or a combination of the following, you could have unchecked inflammation in your body:

 

  • Body aches and pains
  • Congestion
  • Frequent infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry eyes
  • Indigestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin outbreaks
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Weight gain or obesity

 

How to Prevent Heart Attack?

 

While medications and surgery are the standard heart disease treatments, there’s a lot you can do to prevent this disease in the first place, and many of the best strategies are related to your lifestyle choices.

 

  1. Eat Nuts

 

Eating nuts daily may lower and prevent heart disease by 29 percent, thanks to the healthy fats, minerals, and inflammation-fighting compounds they contain.

 

  1. Get Enough Sleep

 

Men who have trouble falling asleep also have a 55 percent higher risk of heart disease than those who do not. Why the connection? The study’s researcher explained:

 

“Poor sleep has influence on endocrine function, it can increase chronic inflammation and also it can change circadian patterns.”

 

  1. Minimize Stress

 

Chronic stress is also pro-inflammatory predicts the occurrence of coronary heart disease. Those experiencing work-related stress, loneliness or social isolation have an increased risk of having a coronary event, such as a heart attack, and acute episodes of stress also pose risks to your heart.

 

  1. Eat Sardines or Take High-Quality Fish Oil

 

The omega-3s in low-mercury fish like sardines or wild-caught salmon are invaluable for heart health, as they lower inflammation and the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.

 

  1. Exercise

 

It’s no secret that exercise is good for your heart, both by helping with weight loss and via direct effects on the heart. Research even shows that exercise works as well as drugs in the secondary prevention of heart disease.

 

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  1. Eat More Vegetables

 

A veggie-rich diet (think kale, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, etc.) is at the heart of the Mediterranean style of eating, which emphasizes fresh produce, olive oil, nuts, beans, fish and even wine. Eating this way (as opposed to the veggie-poor, overly processed Standard American Diet) could prevent about 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease.

 

  1. Fight Chronic Inflammation

 

 

Part of the allure of many of the strategies above is that they reduce inflammation in your body and prevent heart disease. Chronic inflammation is common in heart disease and stroke patients, and it may promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries, raising your risk of heart disease (and other chronic diseases) considerably.

 

Chronic inflammation is often the result of many years of poor diet, inactivity, excess alcohol, cigarette smoking, excessive stress and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. The key word here is ‘choices.’ You can make a decision, starting today, to drastically lower the inflammation in your own body — and you don’t need anti-inflammatory drugs to do it.

 

A comprehensive anti-inflammatory diet, consisting of inflammation-fighting food, drinks and herbal supplements — is an invaluable tool to help keep inflammation, and thereby heart disease, at bay.

 

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Proteolytic enzymes also have an unsurpassed ability to fight chronic inflammation and underlying pain. These enzymes are naturally produced in your pancreas, but your natural production declines with age; these inflammation-busters become largely depleted as you hit 40 and over.

 

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Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

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Rice Bran Oil benefits for Skin and Hair

 

Rice Bran Oil benefits for Skin and Hair - If you like to use natural ingredients for healing purposes, you won't find many that will give you the numerous benefits that you get from rice bran oil. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of rice bran oil, particularly for your skin and hair.
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With all the hoopla about all-natural skin care products and all-natural body care products, people want to know exactly what the supposed benefits are of these new products they are being introduced to.

 

One ingredient that continually appears in my personal favorite skincare products is Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, which is extracted from rice. This ingredient has found its way into my all natural moisturizers, lip balms, cleansing oils, soaps and even body sprays.

 

Often regarded as the healthiest edible oil in the world, rice bran oil is obtained from the rice husk and germ. It can help lower cholesterol, fight diseases, enhance the immune system, fight free radicals and more.

 

Rice bran oil is a naturally occurring source of many antioxidants such as Tocopherols, Tocotrienols, Gamma Oryzanol, Phytosterols, Polyphenols and Squalene.

 

A source of vitamin E complex, antioxidants and other micronutrients to help fight free radicals and combat the effects of aging. Rice bran oil has more of these components than other cooking oils.

 

The oil is widely used for food preparations in the countries like Japan, Korea and China and many other regions of the world. The nutty flavor of the oil makes it a pleasant ingredient to many dishes. For its nutritional and health benefits, it is considered as a super food.

 

Rice bran oil contains an amazing number of advanced nutrients and antioxidants which help you maintain your overall health. The nutritional value of rice bran is phenomenally superior to other brans and works with your body naturally for optimal heart healthy benefits.

 

Studies have shown the presence of over 100 antioxidants & Co-factors in rice bran. Stabilized Rice bran contains just about all the essential vitamins and minerals you would ever need for natural health maintenance, weight management and instant energy.

 

Rice bran doesn’t stop there – it contains an astounding quantity of other healthy nutrients such as phytosterols, polysaccharides, beta-sitosterol, natural fiber, Vitamin E complex, plus a large complement of B vitamins.

 

Rice bran also boasts an array of essential vitamins and minerals, gamma oryzanol, plus it is packed full of Omega 3 & Omega 6.

 

What does this really mean? What are the benefits of using rice bran oil in skin and body care products? So What Could Stabilized Rice Bran does for you?

 

Well, let’s start with rice bran’s super antioxidants. These are the vital nutrients which fight off free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals cause premature aging and many of the degenerative diseases of old age.

 

Rice bran contains over 100 of these antioxidants & Co-factors to help keep you young, maintain your health and supply your body with its daily nutritional needs.

 

Rice bran and rice bran oil are also widely used in Japan as a natural beauty treatment. The high levels of oleic acid makes it particularly well absorbed by human skin, and it contains over 100 known vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including gamma oryzanol, which is believed to impact pigment development.

 

Rice bran oil contains anti-aging properties by slowing the formation of facial lines and wrinkles, due to the rich benefits of vitamin E. It helps to provide smooth and shiny skin. It is ideal for dry flaky skin or dry scaly skin and adds body and luster to hair.

 

Squalene, a compound present in rice bran oil, works wonders in improving skin health. It acts like a natural moisturizer, prevents the formation of wrinkles and delays skin ageing. It also protects the skin from sun damage and helps improve healthy skin tone.

 

Not only that, in a study by the University of Rochester in New York showed that some vitamin fractions in rice bran oil maybe be useful for cholesterol control although the study is limited to lab animals.

 

Further studies has also show that it can boost the activity of enzymes in our liver so that it can clear toxic substances and even reduce the risk of liver cancer!

 

Stabilized Rice bran is continually being tested and so far it has displayed great promise in the use against a myriad of modern diseases, including arthritis, joint health, peripheral neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and diabetes.

 

Rice bran oil has been found to lower LDL cholesterol as well as provide heart protective benefits. Rice bran’s naturally filling fiber content can also aid as a healthy weight loss supplement in the fight against obesity.

 

Y-oryzanol, an antioxidant present in rice bran oil, is believed to be effective in curbing hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. A study found that 90% of women taking rice bran oil daily found relief in menopausal symptoms.

 

According to the “Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research,” the ferulic acid and esters present in rice bran oil stimulate hair growth and help to prevent skin aging.

 

Rice bran oil also contains antioxidants, such as omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, that have been shown to nourish hair while staving off the effects of premature graying.

 

To reap the hair benefits of this oil, pamper yourself with a hot-oil treatment, use as needed to seal dry ends after moisturizing, or incorporate a little into your favorite shampoo or conditioner.

 

For your routine skin care regiment, you can make your own facial mask using rice bran oil as one of the base ingredients. To make this mask, you will need 2 tablespoon of rice bran oil, 1 tablespoon of cold milk, 2 teaspoon of green tea, 1 tablespoon of orange juice and 2 teaspoon of olive oil.

 

You mix everything together to form a paste for applying over your face, neck and collarbone.  Let it dry. Before washing off your mask, wet your face and neck first, and then gently rubs in a circular motion. The tiny fine grains of rice bran also make for an excellent exfoliant. Rinse off. Pat dry and put on a light moisturizer as usual.

 

The benefits of this natural beauty product are countless…Rice bran oil also can deliver amazing benefits, if you use it in cooking. No wonder that this oil is widely used and praised by many and is considered to be the oil of health, beauty and youth by numerous Asian women.

 

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