First, a few questions: Do you feel fantastic all day? Have you no recurring symptoms – aches, pains, discomfort, headaches or indigestion? Do you have fantastic energy from morning to night? Do you sleep well? Women – are your hormones well balanced and are your periods regular with little or no discomfort? (If in the […]
Losing weight is complex: there are usually both physical as well as emotional causes of being overweight and all factors need to be addressed.
You certainly do need to be kind to yourself. Guilt is just not an option! Guilt is a useless emotion. Accept where you are and move forward.
With a simple plan, a desire to get healthy, and a willingness to review regularly weight loss can be achieved like any other aim. Just allow yourself to fail, come up with a new idea, and try again and continue with this approach until you find the route that works for you.
Losing weight is tricky – there are many factors which conspire against you. So it takes a determined effort, a good plan and a regular review.
Obesity is exploding in the developed world. To keep a normal weight you are going to have to stand out from the crowd. Don’t be part of the obesity epidemic: be part of the cure!
You family may not respond: but you have to accept that. At least be a good example and hope they eventually catch on.
Laughter has many benefits for our health – both physical and mental. A lot of this is due to the reduction in stress which accompanies a good laugh.
Sharing laughter always brings us closer and smooths over difficulties. A workplace, for example, with no laughter is a stressful place to be.
Similarly, in our personal relationships. If we can find something to see which will be found funny by all parties the event is bound to bring you closer.
Alexander Technique teaches efficient use of all of our muscles. In other words, it helps us to eliminate “bad habits” which can lead to aches and pains and muscle strain.
This is important for general posture, for musicians and for sports people.
The main aim of Alexander Technique is to achieve any body position by the minimum use of muscle tension. The elimination of excess and unnecessary muscle tension eases pain and discomfort and can head off long term disabilities including headaches and migraine, back ache and back weakness – leading to slipped discs and so on.
Great health comes from good genes, yes: but to maximise health, whatever your genetic inheritance, you need to live in a super-healthy way.
This means making intelligent decisions about what to eat and drink. Maxing out on the vegetables and salads you eat every day. Cut down, or cut out, junk food. Make your meals from scratch – it need not be time-consuming.
Exercise regularly. And maintain a normal weight. I know this is a tricky one: but the fact is, being overweight is the one factor most likely to make you ill – or kill you. ”
Swine flu, or a variant, will happen over and over again. And because of the cytokine storm it provokes it is hard to treat it.
The evidence for the cytokine storm is that a disproportionate number of otherwise healthy people are dying of this.
One idea for dealing with it is put forward by Professor Art Ayers.
Without bacteria, life on earch would not exist. They are all part of the essential cycle of life. Yes: some are annoying! But most are helpful.
For example, bacteria even support a complete eco-system in the total absence of light! Thousands of feet under the sea – at such a depth that no light can penetrate – bacteria make it possible for other micro-organisms and fish to exist.
How do these bacteria live? They use the energy derived from breaking down sulphur compounds, rather than by using oxygen. Sulphur would kill the rest of us, but these bacteria thrive.
We only generally think of the damaging effects of stress: but there is also a good side to stress. For example if we need to rapidly jump into action the person with a high-stress type of reaction will be ready to go in seconds. This can be a real advantage.
So don’t think stress only has a bad side.
Coconut oil has many health benefits including fighting infections. These bold claims appear to be backed up by modern research.
Once wrongly accused of increasing cholesterol levels, coconut oil is now actually being used by doctors in the treatment of a variety of disorders. Clinical studies have shown that coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, and is now even being used in treating AIDS patients. Studies conducted in the Philippines last year showed that coconut oil does indeed reduce the viral load in AIDS patients.