Water and Fitness

Water is an essential nutrient our body depends upon for optimal health and fitness. It keeps us hydrated and assists with vital processes at every level of functioning in the human body. The human body is made up of over 60 percent water. Research continues to report positive findings on why drinking plenty of water every day is essential to good health. Our bodies need water to maintain hydration, digestive, heart, and lung function, joint lubrication, protection of tissues, regulation of body temperature, and much more.

2B Mindset, Water First, Veggies Most

2B Mindset is a healthy lifestyle and weight loss program. It takes a different approach to food than what fad diets have been telling us for years. With the 2B Mindset, you can lose weight while still enjoying your favorite foods. The end goal is to lose weight and be healthier, right?

Lose up to a Pound a Day on the 2B Mindset Diet — First For Women

The Link Between The Brain and Digestive System

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Although the interaction between our brain and gut has been studied for years, its complexities run deeper than initially thought. It seems that our minds are, in some part, controlled by the bacteria in our bowels. The gut has defenses against pathogens, but, at the same time, it encourages the survival and growth of “healthy” […]

via Gut bacteria and the brain: Are we controlled by microbes? — Sapere

Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros!

A big reason I started this practice of setting a monthly goal intention was to hold myself accountable to learning, growing and bettering myself all year long, not just at the beginning of the year for like 30 days or until I got distracted by a million other things that life throws at us. I […]

via Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros! — Life…Take 2

Healthy Banana Oat Pancakes

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My go to ‘treat’ breakfast is pancakes, but since I’m on a journey of trying to reduce sugar intake as much as possible I really wanted to try and find a healthier alternative. Enter banana pancakes. I have to say I was slightly sceptical on how these would turn out, mainly around the texture. As it happens they are super delish, plus refined sugar free, dairy free and flour free.

via Healthy banana oat pancakes — BDB

Pineal Gland Spiritual Importance and Decalcification

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The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the brain of most vertebrates. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone that modulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles. The shape of the gland resembles a pine cone from which it derived its name. Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System believes the physical as well as spiritual importance of the pineal gland, hence we are of […]

via Pineal Gland Spiritual Importance — Siddha Spirituality For Health

9 Echinacea Benefits and Uses

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If you’ve researched antiviral herbs that help to combat the common cold or flu, you probably came across echinacea — a powerful plant that’s currently booming in the natural health market. Why the surging popularity in this magnificently attractive flower? Because echinacea benefits our health and well-being like few plants on the planet. Now that’s…

via 9 Echinacea Benefits and Uses — from Colds to Cancer — Health | Food is Medicine

Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites

Healthy snacks can still taste amazing! Give these Almond joy energy granola bites a try! Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1⁄3 cup almond slices 1⁄3 cup reduced-fat almond butter 1⁄3 cup honey 1⁄3 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup coconut flakes Directions In a medium bowl combine all ingredients until well mixed. Place mixture on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate […]

via Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites — Seantal Panton

Olive Leaf Extract — Living the Green Life

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Mid March/April is Olive Time. It’s the time to start picking olives, preparing them and bottling them. It is quite an exciting time and for some, a tedious process of washing the olives twice daily but for me, a daily ritual that I love. You see I love olives, I was introduced to them by […]

via Olive Leaf Extract — Living the Green Life