11 Major Health Tips For Living A Healthy Diet and Lifestyle 2016

teaserbox_29943106Indeed we have now gone beyond the first quarter of the year. Have you managed to maintain those New Year’s resolutions regarding your intentions for a healthy diet and lifestyle? For many people staying on the white line that’s consistent with attempts to keep up their intentions/promises of a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult.

The first thing to acknowledge here is that we are not perfect and prone to make mistakes then it’s up to us all to recreate our intentions… and remember nobody at least not that I know achieves perfect health. The trick is to realize that it’s ongoing so keep yourself fired up and inspired on how you can maintain that healthy diet and lifestyle!

-Responsibility is the key and caring for yourself by bringing thoughts and deeds into action. Keep educating yourself on this lifelong process while learning to discern is another key. So, here are my 11 major health tips for a living a healthy diet and lifestyle.

I would strongly recommend putting these tips in your health strategies.

1. Eat plenty of raw food

A raw food diet allows you to get the full nutritional benefit in your food. Food like this doesn’t get the vitamins and enzymes denatured (misshapen) through irradiation, heat or freezing and is therefore able to take part effectively in the body’s metabolism…

2. Avoid eating too much at once

Eating in moderate amounts throughout the day allows you to keep your insulin levels normalized. Fasting intermittently also helps with insulin levels. Both situations can contribute to also maintaining or losing weight because of insulin normalization.

3. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats

Don’t fall for the marketing hype; you need good quality fats as part of an essential diet. For example, contrary to what’s been said saturated fats are good for you. An excellent example of a good healthy saturated fat is coconut oil with multiple health benefits.

4. Choose organic

Organic food doesn’t have chemicals laden as in the non-organic option. It is GMO free and has higher nutritional value…

5. Avoid GMO’s

GMO foods have potential harmful effects from their ‘toxic genes,’ contain a number of chemicals used as herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers… which can not only compromise the nutrition value but also cause potential harm.

Some GMO fruits have been known to contain 30 times more fructose than organic.

6. Alkalize you body

Eat foods that contribute to raising you body’s pH for the healthier option.

7. Avoid junk foods

With their next-to-nothing (or nothing at all) nutrition value these toxic sugar laden, high salt foods have the effect of causing a whole range of health problems. Learn to discern this.

8. Drink plenty of good clean filtered or natural water

Having a plentiful supply of water for the body provides numerous health benefits.

9. Aim to get around 15-30 minutes direct sunlight a day

If not available say in winter times then try supplementing with vitamin D3 tablets. Around 5000 IU’s a day will suffice…

10. Exercise around 15-20 minutes a day

There is some excellent information to be found online explaining the health benefits of exercise and why it is needed.

11. Have a generally upbeat/up happy attitude in life

Remember thoughts, feeling and emotions… your attitude in life manifest reality. Keep a close monitor on how you see life and if needed make the necessary changes.

-It is hoped that the reader has been encouraged to enquire and make the necessary changes for living a healthy diet and lifestyle.

How Acupuncture Helps Performing Artists 2016

shutterstock_165772163Creativity is the long-distance lover’s best friend. Whether it’s casual or committed, a man in a long-distance relationship would do well to find exciting ways to give his partner pleasure from afar, helping to maintain connectivity and the sexual health of the relationship. While it’s important that a man experience reciprocal attention from his partner, this article will focus on ways a man can titillate a female partner from a distance. Besides, a man should cultivate the ability to derive enjoyment from his partner’s pleasure if he does not possess it already.

Tell Her a Story

One basic way to stay connected sexually is to treat one’s partner to a sensual story with her pleasure as the central theme. This means a man must first know what gets her going. This knowledge may have been obtained through explicit conversations of kinks, comfort zones and off-limits topics. Or, a man may know from a combination of discussions and actual in-person experience with the partner. Either way, knowing what she likes and what she doesn’t are equally important for an effective story.

Telling such a story may be a bit more difficult than a man imagines, since detail is key. This requires a fair bit of attention, focus and creativity on the man’s part. But be not discouraged – doing some thinking beforehand about how to describe what one would like to do to a lady lover and honing his story-telling skills with practice will likely result in great stories in short time.

Along with the obvious – describing her favorite positions and pumping rhythms, for example – a man ought to describe sexy foreplay scenarios as well to build suspense. Sensual or not, every good story starts with something to hook the reader. A man wants his lover to be eager to read or hear more. Good foreplay scenarios include teasing around her favorite sensual zones as well as vivid descriptions of the way a man uses his tongue and his hands on his partner.

Control Her Toy

If a man’s partner enjoys masturbating with a vibrator, as many women do, this can supplement the story and bring its effects to new levels – particularly if a man is in control of the vibrator’s speed. If she likes to crank it up all the way, he can have her put it on a low setting at the beginning of story time, and instruct her to turn it up little by little as the story builds. This has a way of transcending the distance between the lovers by giving the sense that a man is directly pleasuring his partner.

Provide Visual Aids

Just as men often enjoy looking at porn, many women enjoy visual aids while masturbating. Not all women are into dick pics, but if a man’s partner likes them, he can amplify her experience by sending her pictures of his manhood that she can revel in while reading or hearing about how he wants to please her with it.

Taking a flattering photo of the penis might take some time, and a man can experiment with this – angle and lighting are important. Take some time to practice before firing off a series of photos to one’s lover.

Another important consideration when providing one’s lover with personalized visual aids is the skin condition of the penis. Some men have dry, flaky skin on the manhood, and that’s not pleasing to look at (or touch, for that matter). To make his penis look and feel its best, a man would do well to use a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Applying such a moisturizer daily can protect the delicate penile skin from the frictions of the day and night, keeping the skin smooth, supple and sensitive. One’s lover will appreciate the extra attention to detail; more importantly, a man’s penile health will be improved with a quality skin care product in his regimen.

How Acupuncture Helps Performing Artists 2016

article-2524972-183C2FAF00000578-265_636x382WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE

As a part of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture has been present for over three thousand years and has contributed to good health both preventatively and curatively to many human ills over centuries. As an energy medicine, acupuncture is based on balancing out energetics of the body and mind to promote good health; to reduce and eliminate acute and chronic pain and help in recovering process of ongoing health issues. It is rooted in oriental philosophy and linked to natural cycles of balancing opposing qualities within nature and human body as a part of nature itself.

HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS

Acupuncture treatment is based on inserting fine, hair thin needles into certain points on the body meridians and in to acupuncture reactive points to activate and stimulate healing and reduce pain. Acupuncture is used to treat the wholeness of the individual and the acupuncturist uses very sophisticated assessment methods to determine the energetic state of the body. They then decide what is the best and shortest way to restore health in each individual circumstances, on both physical and emotional levels. Combination of points assembled in a prescription is assessed according to a very specific diagnosis, following taking extensive medical history, observation of the pulse and tongue, and physical examination. Acupuncture prescriptions are re-assessed and and re-evaluated at each subsequent session and may or may not change, according to the changes detected during pulse, tongue and palaption diagnosis.

HOW CAN ACUPUNCTURE BENEFIT PERFORMERS

Preventatively, performers may benefit from acupuncture by preparing body for the extensive endurance requirements they are faced with in preparation for performance. By stimulating circulation of the blood and oxygen through the tissues, acupuncture reduces reaction to physical, mental and physiological stresses they may face as well as reduce their susceptibility to tension and muscle cramping. Combined with the appropriate instrumental and/or vocal technique, acupuncture can help the performer to achieve long lasting optimum performance without pain or injury.

If, however, the initial discomfort evolves into pain and often limitation of movement, injury frequently follows as musicians often push themselves beyond their limits, and, in my experience, work through pain. Inadequate rest, unhealthy eating habits, improper posture and mental and emotional strain further exacerbate this problem. As these are the warning signals from the body, indicating that something is weakened and out of balance, the performer must seek professional help, rest and allow sufficient time for healing. Acupuncture at this stage helps the performer to recover by initiating healing processes and works well by itself or in addition to a prescribed medical treatment.

MUSICIANS INJURIES AND ACUPUNCTURE

There are many possible injuries, such as physical trauma, sprain, repetitive strain injury, tendinitis and anxiety that musicians, and performers in general, experience today. Acupuncture is a well researched medicine model and there are studies confirming its benefits in treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, focal dystonia, back and shoulder pain, stress reduction, headaches and insomnia. All these are very frequent performers health concerns that impede and limit their performing careers. Many are treated with conventional medical treatments, different physical therapies, and, more increasingly, with acupuncture and associated techniques of Chinese Medicine.

As acupuncture impacts both psychological and physical aspects of an individual, often several performer’s problem may be resolved in the course of acupuncture treatments. For example, they may suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but also have problems with anxiety and stage fright. Or they may suffer from chronic shoulder and neck pain but also have difficulty sleeping as stress levels due to pain are high.

When a course of acupuncture treatments is planned, the acupuncturist will consider what treatment plan will work for the performer displaying above symptoms. It will work to resolve the main cause that led to development of those symptoms, as well as to reduce acute pain and discomfort, the main presenting symptoms. Therefore, a very specific treatment plan is always prescribed according to personal circumstances. Several treatments are often necessary to notice marked improvements and frequently life style changes and instrumental and/or voice techniques have to be adjusted. Acupuncture treatment benefits always last longer if these changes are made and incorporated as a norm in performers lives.

ACUPUNCTURE AND WESTERN MEDICINE

Acupuncture works very well alongside conventional medicine treatments and together with other complementary medicine therapies. Initially, and preferably short term, medication may enable relatively swift return to routine instrumental and vocal practice and is a treatment of choice for many in a competitive world of performing. However, regular use of medication may contribute to further injury, as well as cause numerous side effects. These in turn have a profound impact on performance, endurance and overall vitality. Use of painkillers, anti-inflammatory medications and steroids relieves temporarily aches, pains, stiffness and/or swelling. However, prolonged use may be masking deeper rooted problems, as the pain often is a “good” sign of body signalling the attention is needed to prevent further deterioration of symptoms.

Acupuncture treatment provides safe and drug-free immediate pain relief, as well as long lasting health benefits that extend to all aspects of health. Due to the nature of performers work that is often a vocation as well as a job, it is of utmost importance that the body and mind are well taken care of. Painful conditions can often progress from acute to chronic if ignored and not treated and the performer may be faced with long periods of absence from their instrument in a recovery period. In my clinical experience, with the use of Chinese medicine acupuncture both preventatively and curatively, post injury recovery periods are much shorter and susceptibility to further injury much diminished. Acupuncture always works on a deep, constitutional level of an individual. Addressing the root cause of the problem results in resolution of symptoms and improvement in general health and longevity.

Being a performing artist myself in the past, I understand how injuries that performing artits sustain can have a detrimental impact to their wellbeing and their careers. In my clinical practice, as well as using acupuncture for both symptoms reduction and preventatively, I work passionately to raise an awareness about importance of lifestyle and practising plans to help long term.

How To Can Acupuncture Cure Cancer? 2016

Can-Acupuncture-Treat-Depression_FT-770x402In recent years the health care industry has witnessed a rapid growth in acupuncture treatment for various health conditions around the world, with more than 14 million people in the United States of America (USA) alone using the treatment. But the most

frequently asked questions regarding acupuncture by patients have been, can it cure cancer?

The medical community’s answer is YES IT CAN, as Acupuncture is no longer seen as just a treatment for headache, asthma and strokes, but is now one of the most sought treatments to treat a number of cancer related symptoms and conditions, also the side effects of cancer treatments.

Over the years there has been a great amount of research done on whether acupuncture can really cure cancer, and the conclusions brought forth by the studies have shown that it does. And particularly the research study by The National Cancer Institute says so too, that acupuncture helps to cure and relieve cancer, and in the following ways:

1) Improves overall immune system: By enhancing the components of immune system such as Natural Killer (NK) cells and lymphocytes, and increasing white blood cell count, it improves the immune system and reduces the risk of having an infection.

2) Manages pain: It helps in managing the long-standing pain caused to cancer patients due to social, psychological and biological aspects. It serves as a non pharmaceutical mediator for managing the pain to an extent that even if the pain in cancer patients is not directly related to cancer.

3) Reduced nausea and vomiting: Studies have shown that cancer patients experience less vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy.

4) Boosts Quality Of Life (QOL): Acupuncture treatment shows encouraging results such as reduced depression and anxiety, hot flashes, dyspnea, insomnia and leukopenia in cancer patients which boosts the Quality Of Life.

Lastly, this treatment is all natural.

I recognize, by watching those close to me with cancer, that your focus is on surviving cancer and taking charge when you are in remission.With the help of your medical doctors you may be able to use acupuncture and other alternative procedures to improve your well-being, relieve stress, and experience a better quality of life. Medical specialists are producing and publishing studies that indicate acupuncture, used in combination with chemo, reduces the risk of permanent neuropathy.

I always remind those reading my articles that nothing replaces a private appointment with your doctor. While I am happy to provide you with health and fitness alternatives, if you have any uncertainties regarding your health, make an appointment to chat your doctor. Your doctor is in the best position to assist you in making healthcare decisions.

I’m Dolletta (better know as Coach Allura). I believe that by helping you learn how to lose belly fat you will increase your self confidence, restore self esteem, worth, and value along with enhancing your health and quality of life.

How Fertility For Acupuncture Can Help You Conceive 2016

Acupuncture-for-Fertlity-Does-it-Work-Photo2It might come as a surprise to you but humans are not that fertile, and evidence suggests that fertility in humans is decreasing due to pollution, lifestyle, and many other factors.

The average woman in her late teens or twenties will have to try for around four months to get pregnant. This means that despite the release of a healthy egg and copulation at the most fertile time she has around a 25% chance of conceiving in any one month. This figure drops off markedly until by the early forties the chance of conceiving has dropped to only around 3%.

Add into the equation the various reproductive problems such as PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), endometriosis, fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes and other common problems, it is easy to see why getting pregnant isn’t happening for many many women desperate to have children.

Acupuncture has been shown to improve the chances of conception. There are several mechanisms in action. Acupuncture helps to regulate hormonal cycles and also increases blood flow to the uterus thus providing a better environment for the embryo to embed and grow. A major factor in trying to conceive is stress and acupuncture reduces stress.

Not surprisingly, our bodies are designed to prevent conception at times of extreme stress. From an evolutionary point of view this makes a lot of sense. While most people in the western world today are not under extreme stress, there is for many people a low to moderate level of stress constantly present in their everyday lives. Even moderately raised levels of stress hormones such as cortisol can have an impact on fertility levels. Once again, combined with various health problems and age this can lead to problems not only conceiving, but also carrying a baby full term.

It is often worth treating both male and female partners with acupuncture for fertility.

Mental and emotional problems which contribute to stress and resulting low fertility can be alleviated in men as well as women. Acupuncture has been shown in trials to increase the number of sperm, sperm motility and the quality of sperm. There is also evidence that acupuncture has a positive effect on the vascular system and immune system, both of which are essential to maintaining healthy sperm production.

Overall the aim of fertility treatment with acupuncture is to improve chances of having a successful pregnancy. This is achieved by creating the ideal conditions for conception to occur and maintaining ideal conditions required to carry a full term healthy pregnancy.

Evolutions Clinic in Winchester offers acupuncture for fertility with our highly experienced fertility expert. As well as acupuncture, Chinese herbal treatments can be used. We often recommend the two together to give you the optimal chances of conceiving and carrying baby to term.