Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ranting: Control your self.

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Ranting is largely brought about by feelings of anxiety ore nervousness about certain things that don't go your way. And for me i know that this is an outlet to express your anxiety at least momentarily. you need to vent off that steam to, so to speak.

The next time you feel like going into a rant, and in danger of going overboard, try deep breathing. Aside from its proven beneficial effect and lowering your blood pressure, relaxing your muscles,and slowing your heart beat rate and respiration, it prevents stress from building up. It increases your energy level and helps you turn off the analytical and racing thoughts.

In addition the sooner that you accept that not all things around you ( life events and other people's reactions among other things can be controlled, the sooner you realize that you are equip with skills , inner resources, and the ability to thrive independently, thereby making ranting fruitless. How about going for a run or push-ups while you're at it.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Korean ginseng's ancient belief and it's health benefits part 1

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Last week my husband went to Korea for a business trip, I was hoping that i could go but we got two kids and my eldest still goes to school so I've decided to just stay instead and maybe next time we could bring our kids as well. Ok so i asked him to bring home the ever famous korean ginsengs " Korean ginseng" I asked him to at least buy some tea if he can't bring the ginseng itself, because he hates to bring a lot. So when he went home, he bought some stuffs and even chocolate with ginseng. he bought the tea that i asked and even went home with a very interesting story about this Korean ginseng. He only bought the Korean tea not the root crop.

He told me that there was this kind of dish that he liked, not the kimchi. Although he liked it so much because it very spicy hot. I don't like the smell though. I forgot the name. but he told me it was liked a stuffed chicken with vegetables inside, one of the vegetable that was stuffed inside was the Korean ginseng. He said that he liked the taste and the texture of the food and knowing that it was healthy. he just can't stop eating. He even described it as " the chicken was very very tasty and it was like eating chicken with potatoes or maybe sweet potatoes inside, Which he referred to the ginseng. He told me that his Korean friend tells a story about how ancient people believed this ginseng.

Very long time ago, people often believed that the shape of the Korean ginseng has two human like shaped, if the ginseng shaped like a female body structure then they said that this ginseng should be taken by females only. if the ginseng's shape is like of that a man's structure then it should be taken by a man. They used to believe that it gives different benefits to a male and female. Like if the man-shaped ginseng was eaten/taken by a man, he would not only be healthy but also has the sort of like Viagra benefits, so they say it shouldn't be taken by a woman.

but that story was so long time ago, now, they believe that if the shape of the ginseng was human-like it just simply means that it is a mature one, if the ginseng still doesn't have the shape of a human body, it just simply means that the ginseng was still immature. now, what was the common benefits that you could get with korean ginseng.
here are just some of the many benefits that korean ginseng can give you

helps battle depression

restores memory and # depression

restores memory and enhances it as well

enhances concentration and cognitive abilities

improves our concentration

increases mental and physical efficiency

increases physical and mental activity ]

may slow the progression of Alzheimer's Diseasemental disorders

mildly stimulates the nervous system

promotes mental and physical vigor

stimulates and improves the work of the brain cells

reduces the effects of stress

regulates the nervous system and exhibits normalizing effects on the body

stimulates the central nervous system

now again these are just some, and i mean some of the health benefits ans there's a lot more i will post again this week, now always remember that we also need to consult our doctor when taking anything we have to be caution for any other food or supplement that we are not used to taking, a very good herbal medicine might be helpful to a lot of people but maybe not for you or for some people. Still we should always consult our doctor first.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ginkgo biloba's health benefits.

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This herb was already around for like thousand of years, and was used for so many things but up to now there are still many things aren't clear about it's benefits, My grand mother has been taking up some of this herbs for quite some time now and she told me that she felt a lot better and felt alert in some way. Especially in remembering things.

So what are some of the health benefits that could help us in our daily life and this benefits has been supported and proven with scientific researches and studies:

Dementia: One of the most talked about and popular benefit of this herb was the relation of this herb with memory enhancement. People with early stage Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia may benefit from taking Ginkgo biloba. The scientific research shows that Ginkgo biloba may be as effective as some of the prescription medications for these conditions.

Claudication (pain in the legs from clogged arteries): Some people with a condition known as claudication have pain in their legs while resting or after exercise. Ginkgo biloba has been shown to help this type of pain. Ginkgo biloba, however, is not as effective as physical therapy for this condition.

Ginkgo Biloba for Cerebral Insufficiency
While the research isn't as solid as the conditions above, using Ginkgo biloba for a condition called cerebral insufficiency holds promise. Cerebral insufficiency is a syndrome more commonly diagnosed in Europe that involves poor concentration, confusion, forgetfulness, headaches, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Some researchers believe that this condition is caused by a decrease in the amount of blood available to the brain because of clogged blood vessels.

Now in some cases there were reports that some people who took this may have caused too much bleeding especially Anyone using anti-coagulant medication, they should avoid taking Ginkgo biloba. Now of course if you have some doubts or anything a visit with your doctor wouldn't hurt. So ask your doctor for more advice.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Health benefits of Lutein

There are so many health supplement nowadays and people just can't get enough of it. There is this one eye supplement that has been trying make a name in my country, I'm not going to tell the brand, but what is important to me is to know exactly what makes this supplement, different from the other ones, What is it that make it work? and does it have any side effects? and stuff like that. So, What is Lutein? lutein, lutein supplements, lutein vitamin, ocuvite lutein, lutein eyes,

Lutein is another antioxidant that is one of the caretenoids these are pigments that are usually found in different types of vegetables and fruits, such as squash, carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, corn and dark, leafy vegetables like those of kale, collards, bok choy and spicnach. but what exactly does lutein does to help us?

Studies indicate that lutein plays a vital role in reducing the risk of AMD or also known as Age-related Macular Degeneration and can also help slow down the progression of the disease. Lutein deposits in the macula - the part of the eye that controls accurate vision - and helps filter out harmful blue light which stops it from reaching and damaging the sensitive back tissue of the retina, effectively acting as natural sunglasses.

A lot of people may not need to take any supplements like Lutein, especially if they have well balanced diet and a higher intake of lutein-rich foods, but for those people with serious eye problems, a supplement wouldn't hurt. but better chekc your doctor first.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

We should spoil our skin too.

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Why we should spoil our skin? Simple answer. Its the part that shows how clean we are,skin shows how we really take care of ours selves, knowing that we could taking care of our selves is actually taking care of our skin.

Exfoliation has its benefits, but it is important to be gentle with sensitive or thinning skin. If exfoliation is done too harshly, it can irritate the skin’s inner layers. Look for natural and gentle methods to exfoliate. Harsh is not necessarily effective. If you routinely cleanse your skin, why exfoliate? Exfoliation removes those dead cells that leave your skin looking dull and lifeless and gives your skin a smooth and healthy radiance. Exfoliation also exposes fresh cells and promotes the growth of new ones. This keeps your skin looking younger and gives a softer, smoother appearance and takes the hard edge off of wrinkles. That’s a plus at any age!

Facemasks cleanse deeply and remove the build-up of products that clog pores. A good mask will nourish, moisturize, and replace minerals. If a mask includes toning, it shouldn’t dry or tighten the skin. It should leave your skin feeling soft and resilient with a healthy, glowing appearance. Applied on a regular basis, a mask can re-hydrate dry skin or soak up excess oil and tighten pores on oily skin. Be sure to use one that is appropriate for your skin-type.SO how do we spoil our skin?

Facials cleanse, hydrate and renew your skin. They are deep skin treatments that help minimize blemishes, acne and wrinkles while restoring moisture. Facials vary by skin type, age, and desired treatment. Choosing a facial that is right for your skin type involves different natural skin care products and ingredients that are used for specific purposes. An example would be an aromatherapy facial in which natural essential oils are used for specific curative properties. Facials are also very relaxing and help clear skin congestion and improve its functions. Doesn’t that sound luxurious? Jasmine and lavender may be just what the Dr. ordered!

The basic steps to a facial are to cleanse, massage, steam and apply a facemask. Cleansing removes the dead, outer layer of cells and is followed by a massage to help blood circulation, which promotes the removal of toxins and waste from the body. It also relaxes your facial muscles and helps prevent premature wrinkles. Steaming softens blackheads for easy removal and improves the skin’s ability to absorb. Finally, the mask removes blackheads, unclogs pores and tones your skin.

After all that pampering to improve the look and feel of your skin, it is important to protect your investment. Applying sunscreen will help keep your skin in the condition you work so hard to achieve.

The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) numbers of various sunscreen lotions come from laboratory experiments. The higher the SPF number, the longer it will prevent sun damage to your skin. But the length of protection time varies for different skin complexions. It may be surprising to learn that people with lighter complexions are protected longer with a weaker SPF than those with darker complexions. For example, a sunscreen with SPF 15 should last from 45 minutes for a darker complexion, to 90 minutes for a lighter complexion. The darker your complexion, the more often you should apply sunscreen. Of course everyone should reapply sunscreen after physical exercise or going into the water.

Your skin is a reflection of your health and well-being. You will wear it for a lifetime. Take the time to pamper it, protect it and its beauty will shine through.



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