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Healing and Wellness Through Music

Music has been a part of man’s existence. It doesn’t matter which culture or era — music is as old civilization, older even.

You can make music with anything — from the most primitive instruments to the most advanced synthesizers. Perhaps the most natural for man is to produce vocal music.

You listen to music from your mother’s womb up to the end of your existence. We learn to move with music and call it another art form — dance. Music naturally became an expression, a medium which to communicate with passion. Music makes the world go round.

Your brain has a unique gift to perceive music. It has great influence to your mental, emotional, social and physical disposition.

Many among us make music a part of your daily lives. Commuters listen to music while on buses or trains, drivers sing along to radio tunes, gym buffs plug in their favorite pump-up songs for more energy in their workouts. For the most part, listening to music distracts us from the monotony of our daily responsibilities.

Each form of music has a different neurological stimulus on a particular person.

Read on and learn how listening to beautiful music can impact your health and general well-being. Read more

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Ventosa Massage – How it works

Stress, strains, and chronic pains are very prevalent nowadays. This is the main reason why natural relief is in very high demand. Getting a massage is perhaps the most popular natural solution.

One wonderful method that’s becoming trendy today particularly among movie stars, athletes, and celebrities is the Ventosa Massage or also known as Cupping Therapy. It’s recently popular, but it’s really nothing new.

Cupping therapy has long been practiced in Chinese medicine, were used by ancient Egyptians and other cultures — in the Middle East and other European and Asian countries. Today, this alternative therapeutic method has been modified into several varieties but the original philosophy remains. Read more

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Red Cabbage vs Green Cabbage – Which is Better?

Cabbage is a universal vegetable packed with important nutrients and disease-fighting elements. It grows easily and is edible both raw and cooked. Read more

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Flowers You Can Eat and Their Benefits

Flowers are admired for their stunning colors, their sweet scent and varying facade. They bring superb impact in different special occasions when artistically arranged. It also symbolizes love, peace, and calmness. Some are easily cultivated, but some has special needs that favor their growth. Read more

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How to keep your mind and memory sharp

Do you keep on forgetting things or cannot remember names of familiar faces? If this is happening to you, maybe you’re having serious memory lapses. Memory lapses can happen at any age.

Memory loss can be caused by brain injury, neurological or organic problems, and maybe because of the fact that you’re getting old.

As you age, you expect your bones, muscles and entire body system to slowly get weak. You might lessen your physical activity because of some muscular strains or joint pains that will affect your daily movements. Along with your body, it is not surprising that your brain is also starting to experience “senior moments”.

The thought of your mind deteriorating is scary. So as early as possible, it is important to preserve your mental abilities and reduce the risk of getting severe forgetfulness — dementia.

Here are routines and exercises you can do to keep your memory sharp. Read more

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Fruit-Infused Water makes Hydration Interesting Again

Water is probably the most basic of needs for survival. Most adults know the importance of hydration and would drink water even without the feeling of thirst. Adults drink to hydrate and not just to quench their need. Read more

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Plant-based Meat and Protein is the New Food Revolution

Proteins are the building blocks of human life. They are many types that vary in function.

In general, major sources of protein are from animal meat. A huge majority of human population loves to consume meat. This is due to the fact that by nature, we crave for protein.

Lately, there is plenty of focus on vegetarianism and plant-based diets. It has been established that plants are great sources of protein as well.

The 68th United Nations General Assembly declared the year 2016 as the official “International Year of the Pulses”. Pulses — beans, lentils and peas — are cheap, low-fat source of protein. Typically, they have twice as much protein found in whole grains. They are with high fiber content, vitamins, and minerals. Read more

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Soup Detox. Cleansing the Body Through Souping.

Detoxing (detox) and cleansing started decades ago and now, they have become so popular and highly recommended.

The process usually utilizes fresh, natural products to eliminate harmful toxins and it is very appealing to many. Moreover, detox and cleansing diets are often nutritious and packed with essential antioxidants.

Cleansing diets nowadays come in different shapes and forms. There is a specific diet made to improve a particular organ or body system. There are also cleansing diets made specifically for weight loss and general health improvement.

Perhaps the most popular way to detox is through juicing. Simple and ease of preparation are its major pros. Another popular method is through souping or ‘soup detox’ and this cleansing method is trending at the moment.

A lot of people divert to soup as a replacement for juicing because of the following reasons: Read more

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Health and Fitness Trends to Look for in 2017

Over the years, health and fitness gurus crack their heads with new methods, and ways of making an impact within the fitness circle.

Some of the ‘new’ stuff are merely ‘remakes’ or ‘repackaged’ goods. They are not necessarily bad. In fact, they are beneficial for the most part — particularly for beginners. Many trends would fail and lose steam but many would last and even become ‘regular’ of health, wellness, and fitness if they are found to be effective by the masses.

So as you say good bye to the old, unhealthy you last year and start embracing the upcoming year like a breath of fresh air, let’s look at the health and fitness trends expected this year 2017. Read more

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7 New Year’s Resolution Tips

Before the year changes, it is customary to sit down and make a list on how to improve yourself for the coming New Year. These so-called ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ are promises to yourself — the changes you need to do, or the good things you need to continue doing for you to achieve the better version of yourself.

Here are some pieces of advice on the most typical New Year’s resolutions. Read more

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Matcha Green Tea: The Most Powerful Anti-Oxidant?

Being healthy and fit has become a main concern nowadays. Antioxidants are definitely one of most popular substances highly regarded by health buffs. Read more

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6 Awesome Self-Pampering Products You Can Gift Yourself

After a week of hectic schedule, you would need a serious downtime — to relax, enjoy, or pamper yourself. It’s your choice, whether you want to go out with friends to chill a bit, visit a spa for a body massage, or just simply go home and sleep like a log. Read more

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Magnetic Bracelets: Do they really work?

With alternative medicine so popular today — and so many claiming they are effective, you can’t help asking yourself which of these are truly helpful.

One hotly debated product is the ‘magnetic bracelet’. Magnetic bracelets are typically made from iron, copper, or alloys. Magnetic Bracelet Therapy has been widely known as being effective to lessen migraine headaches, improves circulation, relieves pain due to arthritis and some assert that it can eliminate cancer cells. Read more

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6 Ways to Battle and Prevent Cancer

We often ignore its seriousness particularly when we’re young and full of vitality. But slowly as we age and become more aware of our human mortality, we begin to fear the possibility of having the dreadful C-word. Read more

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Guide to Getting Rid of Stinky Feet

Stinky feet are disgusting and you know it!

The thought of people moving away, covering their noses, holding their breath is horrifying. If that happens, you’d feel terribly embarrassed. Read more

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Health and Beauty Tips this Holiday Season

Yuletide season is fast approaching. This generally means you’ll be busy buying gifts for family, friends, and loved ones; stuff yourself with food from reunions, gatherings, and seasonal parties. This is the season when you are likely to go to bed late and get less sleep. Read more

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Insect Bites: Protect Your Kids with Essential Oils

As parents, you want to protect your kids to the best that you can against sickness, and particularly ones that are caused by insect bites.

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Natural Relief for Pregnancy Discomforts

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The essence of being a woman is to bring life into this world. Indeed, being pregnant is the pinnacle of your womanhood. Read more

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6 Natural Remedies for Scars

Here are the natural remedies to get rid of scars from cuts, acne, stretch marks from pregnancy or due to weight changes and incision due to surgery.

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What is Aquatic Therapy

Water — the most nurturing of all the elements. Its restorative potential should not be taken for granted. The cells in our body forming our tissues and organs utilize water to function. There is no life without water. Read more

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Natural Scents for Your Home

Housekeeping is not just about organizing and tidying stuff up. A house might look clean but not necessarily feel like it. If it looks clean, it should also smell like it. Read more

What is Stone Massage Therapy?

Stone massages are given by massage therapist incorporating either heated or chilled stones. Read more

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Dragon Fruit: Benefits of the Super Fruit

There’s a plant with an interesting-looking flower that produces a beautiful fruit which is usually dark red in color, or in some types, pink or yellow.  The skin is a thin outer layer with green-tipped and scale-like spikes resembling that of a mythical dragon — thus the name, Dragon Fruit.

Also known as Pitaya, the center of the Dragon Fruit is creamy white or fuchsia-colored flesh, dotted with tiny black seeds which gives way to many rich and natural properties.

At first, the look of dragon fruit may seem a little strange and one might wonder how it would taste. But when you do get to taste it, there’s a likely chance that you will love it.

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8 Benefits of Dragon Fruit

  1. Boosts Immune System
    Dragon fruit is high in vitamins and minerals that improve immunity; and prevents diseases and illness. The high levels of Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3 as well as calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein and niacin help provide an overall healthy body.
  1. Improves digestion and metabolism
    Because dragon fruit is rich in fiber, it aids in the digestion and improves bowel movements thus reducing the chances of constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Studies also suggest that it promotes the growth of probiotics.
  1. Lowers Blood Glucose
    The high amount of fiber in dragon fruit helps regulate blood glucose levels. It inhibits the sugar spikes that occur after eating high glycemic index foods. This suggests regular consumption of the fruit could be helpful to avoid common issues associated to diabetes.
  1. Prevents Formation of Cancer
    Dragon fruit contains active antioxidants, phytoalbumin and carotene that fight cancer-causing free radicals and blocks tumor cell growth. Furthermore, lycopene, responsible for the red color in dragon fruit, lowers prostate cancer risk. Also minerals and fibers prevent the occurrence of colon cancer by washing out toxins.
  1. Controls Cholesterol Level
    This exotic fruit is also an excellent source of monosaturated fats which help to keep your heart in good condition. Monosaturated fats, considered a heart-healthy type of fat come from the small seeds embedded within the flesh of the fruit. It decreases bad cholesterol levels and replenish good levels thus lowering the risk of developing cardio related diseases.
  1. Anti-aging
    Dragon fruit has antioxidants that keep the skin tight and young.  It has also the nutrient phosphorous which is the most important components of cellular membranes and prevents premature aging.
  1. Reduces Inflammation
    Dragon fruit provides alkalinity due to its high vitamin and mineral content, helping to reduce inflammation and irritation in joints.
  1. Great for Sunburns
    Abundant in Vitamin B3, dragon fruit can moisturize sunburned skin and release heat from the affected area. The fruit’s flesh is combined with cucumber juice and honey, and just like aloe, if applied topically can soothe burned skin.

Dragon fruit is definitely one of the best “super fruits” out there.  It is nutritious, good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There are no reported side effects in consuming dragon fruit. It is safe even for pregnant and breast feeding mothers.

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More Coffee Face & Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

There are other all natural alternative coffee face scrubs available. Making the scrub on your own will help you modify the ingredients to your skin needs. And most of the ingredients for the coffee face scrub recipes are all in your kitchen, so it’s not hard to make one. So what are you waiting for? Read more

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10 Ways to Detoxify Your Mind and Body

Detoxification is a period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. Often referred to as “detox”, it is not just important, it is absolutely critical for your health and well-being. Read more

Are toxic chemicals in skin products absorbing into your bloodstream?

Did you know that the body absorbs 60 percent of what we apply to our skin? That’s right – whatever you are putting on your skin, your body absorbs. Where is it going? Into your blood stream. Read more

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Two of the amazing oils in our Immunity blend

Our Immunity blend is like your own little aromatherapy first aid. it smells superb – mainly due to the lemongrass and peppermint but it is also incredibly nourishing. Read more

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Ginger and salt bath

I was smacked right in the head by a cold for 2 days this week and although I was taking a whole lot of echinacea and swallowing a healing brown syrup that tasted like dirty socks every 3 hours, I really think this bath recipe helped me. Read more

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Why natural perfume?

Well, in short, because why would you put something bad for you on your skin when you could choose something good for you? Read more

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Miraculous mood balancing flower essences

It took me quite a while to grasp the idea of what flower essences are and what they do. I’m going to condense what I learned into a couple of teeny paragraphs so that (hopefully) it articulates what makes our infusions so unique and precious. Read more