Sometimes, sitting down for even just 5 minutes can already be difficult–especially when you’re dealing with anxiety and stress, or are simply busy and on the go. All the same, you can still make room for your mindfulness practice. Here are 1 minute mindfulness exercises you can do:[Read more…] about 1 Minute Mindfulness Exercises
Taking activated charcoal has a plethora of benefits. Because of its potent detoxification properties, it helps flush toxins, heavy metals, and other unwanted substances out of the body. In other words, it helps cleanse your gut, reset your internal organs, and boost your immune system.
There are several ways you can incorporate activated charcoal in your daily life. Read on, below.
1. As a remedy for gas and bloating
If you feel that your digestion is off, activated charcoal may help soothe pain associated with mild indigestion.
It’s available in ready-to-drink capsules but can also be taken in powder form. Try mixing a teaspoon of activated charcoal powder in your water or even breakfast smoothie.
2. As a teeth whitener
For yellowing teeth, try using toothpaste infused with activated charcoal. Much like toxins in your body, it binds onto and effectively remove plaque, food debris, and other surface stains. As a result, you get visibly whiter and cleaner looking teeth.
Activated charcoal also helps restore the natural pH balance in your mouth, thereby preventing cavities and bad breath.
3. As a facial mask
There are many skincare products and clay masks infused with activated charcoal, although you can easily DIY it at home. For oily or acne-prone skin, it helps decongest sebum-clogged pores, slough away dead skin cells, and eliminate harmful bacteria.
Incorporating activated charcoal in your skincare routine can help give you visibly radiant, even-toned skin and a smoother complexion.
4. As water filtration
Tap water may contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Using an activated charcoal water filter can help purify the water in your home, making it safe to drink.
Studies also show that activated charcoal filters removes some fluoride in water. Avoiding fluoride may lead to better immune functioning and improved internal organ health.
As with all other supplements, do consult with your physician or healthcare professional as to how much and how often you should take activated charcoal. Moreover, always listen to your body and see if this is something you do need in your daily life.
For older adults, exercise is essential for maintaining cardiovascular and skeletal health, promoting healthy cognitive function, and preventing age-related disease. However, if you’ve been sedentary for quite a while, it may be challenging to get back into the exercise habit again.
Below are a few tips to help you reboot and restart your fitness routine in your older years.
A while back, we talked a little bit about how some essential oils can help you sleep better at night and how others can help you feel more energized in the morning. If you’re still having trouble getting some shut-eye, then consider diffusing the following oils in your bedroom.
Gardening has been present in human life for thousands of years. Once mostly observed as a source of food, today its benefits are considered wider and more significant. This leads to gardening therapy, as a means that can improve physical and mental health.
Right now, gardening therapy is more important than ever. The cities are getting bigger and life is being busier by the day. People sacrifice their health to long hours at work and looking for ways to control the stress to a bearable minimum. Since engaging with nature can bring a lot of benefits, gardening is a perfect way that even the busiest person can find time to do. [Read more…] about A Path to Wellbeing: The Growing World of Gardening Therapy
COVID 19 has changed many of the daily routines in everyone’s lives, even for things as mundane as doing the laundry. Hence, it’s worth reviewing and enhancing the steps for washing and laundering of clothes and linens, along with disinfecting objects and surfaces, to minimize the chances of contracting the coronavirus and getting sick.
A lot of unknowns surround this novel coronavirus but it’s a fact that the spread of COVID-19 is through droplet infection, which is when a sick person coughs or sneezes. Recent developments now advise or enforce the use of masks for everyone, healthy or infected, to prevent contagion through droplets. [Read more…] about Laundry Guidelines in the Time of COVID-19