Making time for self-care is important for your overall health. From watching the news every hour to scrolling social media a little too much, it’s easy to get lost in the noise of what’s going on around us. And you’re not alone in this. If you’ve found yourself in an extended state of self-quarantine, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your mental health, in addition to your physical health. What is a quarantine? A quarantine is a period of time where someone stays at home. It’s the next step in physical distancing to “flatten the curve,” or slow the rate of infection. Isolation – different from quarantine – is when someone who is waiting to be tested for COVID-19, waiting for their test results or has tested positive is secluded to prevent them from spreading the virus to others.
Hummus is a Mediterranean spread made by combining chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, garlic and a sesame paste called tahini. These ingredients each contain health-promoting nutrients and when combined, form a dish packed with many health benefits. Add hummus to your diet to help with weight management, regulate your digestive system and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Weight Management Chickpeas contain a significant amount of fiber and protein. Both fiber and protein have a high satiety value, meaning they can keep you feeling full for longer. While the protein and fiber keep you full, the carbohydrates in hummus can provide you with the energy you need until your next meal. Since hummus contains, on average, only 25 calories per tablespoon, it can be particularly useful for curbing your appetite when trying to lose or maintain weight.
In order to maintain a strong foundation that supports your progress toward a Well Life, there are all sorts of things you can do to fortify yourself. But all the fortification in the world can be thwarted by the ways in which you simultaneously undermine that foundation. You can only get so far before unresolved conflicts, withheld forgiveness, and limiting beliefs from your past impede your progress. Therefore, you’ve got to get really real about your baggage and learning to let go in order to achieve the Well Life. Read on at Conscious Lifestyle Mag Here.
Anxiety is an extremely common issue for many, whether it’s minor, severe, or just limited to certain situations. Luckily, there are many natural ways to reduce anxiety and reduce the stress it causes on the body. Being a long time sufferer of anxiety, I thought I had tried just about every natural treatment, but it wasn’t until last month that I found out how beneficial bananas can be for anxiety! Just a few weeks ago, a childhood friend turned musician mentioned that before every show he eats a banana to reduce stage fright. After doing some research on using bananas to treat anxiety and giving it a try myself before stressful situations, such as large meetings or presentations, it really did work! However, the timing of when you eat the banana is key! Bananas Are A Natural Beta Blocker Wondering why bananas work? Bananas have similar affects to a (pharmaceutical)
Late-night deadlines and environmental toxins can stress the delicate skin around the eyes, causing puffiness and dark circles. A natural remedy that is an alternative to the old cucumber standby is green tea bags. Loaded with antioxidants and plenty of tannins, green tea bags shrink swelling and reduce the fluids around the eyes. Causes Puffiness around the eyes can be caused by lack of sleep, overwork, skin disorders and hypothyroidism. Pregnancy can cause fluid retention and puffiness around the eyes. A high-salt diet also causes fluid retention. Other causes come from toxins through alcohol and tobacco use. Hormonal changes, skin disorders and allergies affect the delicate skin around the eyes. Despite popular belief, lack of sleep, fatigue and staying out late are not the main causes of dark circles under the eyes. Some of the more common causes are allergies, eczema, heredity, smoking, drinking, nasal congestion that dilates and darkens under-eye veins, sun exposure and thinning skin, according to the Mayo Clinic. Treatments Placing brewed tea bags on the eyes for a short time period …
Turmeric is one of doTERRA®’s most talked about oils since its release at Convention 2018. And for good reason! Take care of yourself this winter by adding Turmeric to your daily routine. I WILL NOT LIVE WITHOUT IT!!!! It is a powerhouse oil! Helps with 🌱Depression 🌱Anxiety 🌱Inflammation 🌱powerful antioxidant 🌱overall brain health 🌱lowers risk of heart disease 🌱helps powerfully to prevent cancer And more!!!!! I have been using Turmeric for three years and therefore no longer have to take an anti-depressant AND it has contibuted to my weight loss. This is the number one supplement I preach! Have you tried it? Comment and let me know your thoughts. For more info comment with your email. Hugs! Noel
Ever had trouble sticking to a diet? Crave (junk) foods? Overweight? Want to snack, especially at night? These are all indications that you could have some Leptin issues. Leptin is a master hormone in the body that controls hunger and feelings of satiety. Leptin is secreted by adipose (fat) tissue, so the more overweight a person is, typically, the higher his leptin levels. Read on at WellnessMama.com HERE. Photo Credit WellnessMama.com
The dietary zeitgeist favors foods that are “whole” and “local” over those that are “processed” and “packaged.” But omitting processed, packaged foods can make it hard to meet your body’s dietary needs. And although not all processed foods are of equal quality, the best of them can deliver lots of nutrition without doing you any harm. Read on HERE from The Washington Post.
Compared to traditional salsa, guacamole sometimes requires a more adventurous palate. Its texture and green appearance may raise an eyebrow at first, but guacamole contains a wealth of essential nutrients not found in more processed alternatives, such as mayonnaise. Once you understand the nutritional profile of guacamole, you may decide to use it to replace less-healthy options. Um YES! Read on HERE.
The term “all-natural” is thrown around quite loosely in the beauty business and there is a lot of misinformation out there. I try to research my beauty products and the ingredients in them, but sometimes it can be challenging to understand what some of the ingredients are and if the product is actually good for you. I recently discovered the EWG Healthy Living app and it’s so wonderful and helpful! It gives beauty products and groceries a rating based on nutrition, ingredient concerns and the degree of processing. The best scores are rated with a green “1” and the worst with a red “10”. You can also see the breakdown of all the ingredients in the product and then all of those ingredients are rated as well. This is great because it helps you recognize specific ingredients that are red flags. Check out this helpful app HERE.