Time to Change the Conversation About Body Image

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The fashion world appears to have come to the decision that being healthy is in. However, calls to action against unrealistic depictions of models and celebrities in fashion publications and other media have yielded few results. Publishing a few articles, about the deadliness of eating disorders, will not thwart dangerous is because the crux of the problem lies with flawed mentalities that have spanned generations. The body image discussion needs to be steered toward changing fundamental attitudes. As long as people are identified by the size of their bodies, this issue will never go away.
Currently, it is second nature to casually make a comment about a person’s weight. Terms such as “fat” and “skinny” are thrown around with no regard to what they actually mean. For instance, “Do you know Darcy? No? Dark hair? A bit on the chubby side?” is a perfectly acceptable way to begin a conversation …

Four Inexpensive Superfoods to Boost Your Energy, Health and Wellbeing Without Breaking Your Budget

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Have you ever wandered into a health food store like I did the other day, looked at the latest hyped-up ‘superfoods’ and just about fainted when you saw the price?
Here’s a secret, the purveyors of those over-priced foods don’t want you to know: Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive!
Here are 4 foods that will boost your energy and immune system, vitality and wellbeing, assist weight loss and won’t break your budget:
1. Liver
Liver is one of the most nutritious and under-appreciated foods – an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin B12, a great source of iron and and a good source of selenium, zinc and other B vitamins – and yet it is extremely cheap because there is so little demand for it!
Many New Zealanders have low levels of selenium as our soils are deficient in this mineral. Selenium is one of the most …

Blood Donation – For the Non-Donor

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Blood donation is not just a noble deed; it is also a very easy and vital aspect of any society. Yes, it is important to your society and to your community. You may not be a blood donor, but you certainly must be aware of all the reasons why a donation is carried out. Let’s discus a few pointers and see if you can change your mind by the end of it!
1. Donating blood is safe
Gone are the days when one could fear the transfer of diseases through donation. Being educated citizens it’s always important to ask for a fresh syringe while being injected or while donating blood. Besides that, blood donation is a simple procedure and does not hurt much.
2. The Procedure is simple
You should have had a breakfast as well as a proper dinner before the donation procedure. Before you begin, we will be …

Sexy Spiritual Detox Vacation

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Let me tell you the benefits of doing a spiritual raw food retreat cleanse: (Of course there is weight loss… but So much More!)
Spiritually connected
Clarity
Connection with yourself
Inspiration
Sense of peace and joy
Problem solving skills
See issues more clearly
De-stress and unwind
Love your body to the fullest
Assist your immune system
Alleviate allergies
Rest your digestive organ
Help alleviate chronic pain (like fibromyalgia)
Assist in weight loss and cellulite alleviation
Normalize your blood sugar
Reverse signs of aging
Assist with normal blood pressure
Lift your spirit, sex drive, and mood
Assist with the PMS symptoms
Promote energy
Assist with thyroid function
Assist with clear skin
Increase fertility
Imagine a life where your felt alive again! You had community, health, vision, and inspiration. Ask yourself, do you take time for yourself? Maybe it is time you gave yourself… a Retreat Raw Vacation?
Imagine a beach house, …

Stop Eating Junk Food – Easy Junk Food Replacements

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The junk food market becomes larger and larger every day. “Stop eating junk food!” they say; easier said than done when the food industry spends over $33 billion per year in the US alone to advertise food products that could be classified as junk food. Another alarming fact is that the average person today consumes more added sugar in two weeks than a person a century ago would have eaten in a whole year. All of this added sugar comes from junk food, including soft drinks, sweetened cereals, candy, processed snacks and fast foods. This list will give you the top 5 junk foods and ideas for their replacements. You can stop eating junk food… or at least cut back!
1) Pizza
Frozen or fresh from Domino’s, pizza contains hundreds of empty calories, mostly coming from the abundance of cheese. It has a high fat and cholesterol content, which is …

Angiography – Rare Complications

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Angiography is a procedure for the heart to study the chambers of the heart. The main interest in performing an angiographic procedure is to examine the arteries, veins and blood vessels. The main principle is to insert an opaque liquid into the blood stream and capture contrasting images with the help of x-ray technologies. The method is useful in obtaining useful information about the heart, brain and other such sensitive regions of the body. The medical procedure is minimally invasive and has the sedative is administered to the patient intravenously. Abnormal conditions in the arteries and veins can be studied by this method.
Angiography is an important medical examination but at the same time, it can cause some complications. Although complications are rare for a procedure performed for coronary examination, the possible problems can include bleeding, pain and infection. The healthcare experts who perform this examination on the patients are …

How to Treat Stomach Acid at Home

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There are various ways to treat stomach acid that you can do at home. This method is quite easy and is believed to be effective in dealing with various symptoms caused by acid reflux disease, such as nausea and heartburn.

Gastric acid can rise into the esophagus because the valve between the esophagus and stomach is weakened or damaged. This condition is called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

When you have acid reflux, you can experience several symptoms, such as chest pain or heartburn, difficulty swallowing, mouth feeling sour or bitter, nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite.

The exact cause of the weakening of the valve between the lower esophagus and the stomach is not certain. However, there are several things that can increase a person’s risk of developing GERD, including:

  • Certain medical conditions, such as inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), and slowed movement of

6 Reasons You Should Be Motivate To Get Your Workout ON

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Let’s face it; most of us want to lose weight. It’s something that nags at us day after day. I’ve seen jokes talking about how the clothing elves sneak into closets at night and sew clothes smaller, or how the washing machine / dryer shrunk clothes. As cute as these jokes are, we all know the truth.
I have researched healthy eating / living for many, many years and I keep coming to the same conclusion… it’s a way of life. It’s not the latest fad diet or fad workout program… it actually has to be a complete change in lifestyle. Everything from how we eat to how much exercise we get must be changed… permanently. Now, I would love to be able to buy all organic food and be the skinniest person out there (within reason, obviously), but I can’t and I’m not. Instead, I choose to lead a …

4 Things That Affect Your Health and Fitness

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Staying healthy seems to be a challenge for women in this age. It’s because there’s a lot of confusion about what is safe to eat and what isn’t. This confusion is created due to too many options available for health and fitness. In addition to this, stressful and extremely busy lifestyle makes it difficult for women to give attention to their health and fitness. Following are 4 things that affect your health and fitness and you should avoid them.
1: Stress and Anxiety
Women usually get upset easily even on little things. It’s mainly because they carry bigger responsibilities of child rearing and household stuff in addition to maintaining a good professional life. Due to all of these responsibilities stress and anxiety is not uncommon among them. Stress and anxiety can be the cause of some really serious health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and lack of strength. That’s why …