Health Tips

Practical, no-nonsense information and simple and actionable tips to help you improve your overall health and well-being.

3 Simple Yoga Poses to Improve Your Health

Simple yoga poses to improve your health

This is a guest post by international yoga teacher Kimberly Johnson.

If you have decided to focus your energy on your health through raw foods and detox, chances are you are looking for as many ways as possible to support this dietary change as possible.

Some form of exercise is surely a part of your routine so that you can get all of your systems working and circulating.

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What Are the Differences Between White Tea, Green Tea and Black Tea?

Differences between white tea, green tea and black tea

Did you know that tea is the second most popular drink after water? I personally love my cup of tea in the afternoon as it helps me to stay focused when I’m working.

Tea has delicious flavors and just about the right amount of caffeine to refresh my brain when I need it most. Each with their own distinct flavors, I enjoy drinking white tea, green tea as well as black tea.

Let’s have a look at what the differences are between these three types of tea and which one offers the best health benefits.

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Give Your Health a Super Boost: Try Sports

Sports and health

On top of a healthy diet, the benefits of exercise are endless. The way that our human bodies have evolved simply favors movement, and it seems to be our natural way of being.

We know that this ideal is far from our everyday reality, however. Most of us have to sit in the office for several hours everyday, tempting us to get our hands on yummy treats.

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Salt Water Flush for Colon Cleansing – What Are the Benefits and How Does It Work?

Salt water flush for colon cleansing

Detoxing, or cleansing, is a big thing these days, everyone seems to be doing it one way or another. One aspect of detoxing that has caught my attention is colon cleansing. Keeping our colon healthy and “clean” is actually more important than we may realize, and the good thing is that there’s a lot we can do ourselves to keep our colon healthy.

One way of cleansing the colon is the (in)famous salt water flush. After reading up on some of the benefits of the salt water flush, I decided to try it out myself to see what it’s all about and whether it would have any effect on me. I did this type of colonic cleansing on 5 consecutive mornings to so if it would really work for me.

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Is Canola Oil Good or Bad for You?

Is canola oil good or bad for you?

There are various types of cooking oils we can choose from in the supermarket and the following question often pops up when making a choice: Is canola oil good or bad for you?

It may come as a surprise that canola oil is actually the third most consumed oil in the world. Despite the fact that it has had a somewhat bad reputation for many years. But what exactly is canola oil and is it really all that bad for us?

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How to Wash Pesticides off Fruits and Vegetables

How to wash pesticides off fruits and vegetables

It’s usually best to buy organic, but if you’re not able to, read more about how to wash pesticides off fruit and vegetables with this very handy guide.

In recent years we have all become much more aware of the need to avoid pesticides. Similarly, there has also been a significant increase in the popularity of organic food.

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Free Radicals vs Antioxidants, and Who Should Win This Battle

Antioxidants and free radicals

We often hear and read about free radicals and antioxidants, but what exactly are they and how do they interact with one another?

I personally love digging into scientific articles and studies, especially when it comes to nutrition and health in general.

Learning more about free radicals and antioxidants is actually very enlightening, because they play such an important role in our health and well-being.
Antioxidants and free radicals appear to be fighting a non-stop battle against each other in our bodies. But who should win?

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The Importance of an Alkaline-Acid Balance

Acid and alkaline foods

Food that we consume, after being processed in the body, releases either an acid or an alkaline base into our blood. Food types like grains, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, and salt, produce acid. Food types that produce alkaline are typically fresh vegetables and fruits.

Consumption of acid producing food has dramatically increased and the consumption of alkaline producing foods has decreased in the last few decades, resulting in an alkaline-acid imbalance. This imbalance makes us much more vulnerable to disease, including cancer.

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