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Lemongrass Essential Oil

The benefits

The lemongrass essential oil comes with a number of benefits to health.

  • It supports and boosts healthy digestion
  • It soothes muscles and tendons that are aching
  • It purifies as well as tones the skin
  • It relieves depression and that heavy feeling most people feel when they are emotionally or mentally disturbed
  • It relaxes the nerves

The best thing about the lemongrass essential oil is that it can be used together with a number of other oils including lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and geranium. Blending the oil with any other increases the benefits that you get and you can mix depending on the results that you are looking for.

Using lemongrass essential oil

Before using lemongrass essential oil, test on a small skin area to determine skin sensitivity and allergy. It is also very important to remember that excessive use of this oil can cause skin sensitization hence there is a need to use it mildly for best results. When applying it, keep it off the nose, ears and the eyes.

  • For sore joints and muscle strains, combine equal amounts of the oil and coconut oil, then massage

Effects of Working Longer Hours

Even if we are surrounded with convenient, fast and quick food nowadays, we need to be careful with our body by having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The foods we have right now are not rich in calorie and can deplete our nutrition. These foods might fill our stomach but these can affect our health.

We need to stay on track with foods that truly equip our body to keep up its “housework.” To be clear, processed foods include anything that has undergone complex processing steps. It’s important to realize that organic, nutrient-rife foods are becoming just as accessible as processed, junk food options.

However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done because when practiced wrongly, you will definitely develop diseases. You need to analyze your habits thoroughly. For instance, what habits would you most like to break? What do you think is your healthiest habit?

In my case, I am very workaholic that lately I feel dizzy every time I lie down to sleep and also when rising from bed. It’s one thing to pull a long day every once in a while to finish a project or deal with a crisis,

Carbs to Lose Weight

Bodybuilders are not the best role model for everyone muscle wise, and maybe sometimes they take their body fat just way too low. However, everyone can learn and mimic the actions of bodybuilders to decrease body fat and improve body composition. It is a fact that the art of bodybuilding or body sculpting is literally achieving the best leanest body composition. So even though we may not want to look like a bodybuilder, especially one on steroids, we can learn a lot from how bodybuilders eat and exercise to achieve a better fat to muscle ratio. After all they are the best at it. The question remains so how many carbs to lose weight?

Most bodybuilders that I have studied consume a 40, 40, 20 split of carbs, protein, and fat. 40% carbs, 40% protein, and 20% fat. This split really works, and I say that from experience. This is usually the split that I do when trying to have a lean look. To figure out your 40, 40, 20 split you first have to figure out how many calories you should be having a day. Then take that number and take 40, 40, 20 percent from

Importance of Gratitude

I recently entered gratitude into a search on Google and it returned 109,000,000 results, and I noticed a disturbing trend. Based on the top links that came back it appears that many people are using gratitude for selfish aims. Among the top links that came back on page one in my search were: “The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About,” “Can Gratitude Make Millennials More Successful?” and “7 Surprising Health Benefits of Gratitude.”

In my experience, the only genuine practice of gratitude is when it is done to enrich others. In fact, in my regular practice of gratitude I specifically ask the recipient not to acknowledge it, but rather, if they feel compelled to respond, to send a similar message of gratitude to someone in their life OTHER THAN ME!

I believe that expressing gratitude for selfish reasons will eventually backfire in the same way I see general selfishness and greed eventually come back to bite people. It’s not always easy to do, but in the long run, helping others will fill you up a lot faster than only looking out for yourself.

Our society has become obsessed with results, to its detriment,

Ways to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Avoid High Risk Situations

The best strategy to quit drinking is avoiding high risk situations. Avoid social settings where alcohol is served. Do not buy or keep alcohol at home as this will easily tempt you. Friends and family members can also assist by refraining from drinking alcohol in the presence of those in recovery.

Build a Strong Support Network

Ensure that you surround yourself with positive people. This will help you to build and improve your self-esteem and confidence. Without a positive support network, it is difficult to make changes that will completely lead to sobriety. An available social network support is particularly important during the early months of recovery.

Communicate Effectively

Having an effective communication with family, friends and workmates can help them to understand the different aspects and challenges involved in your road to recovery. Expressing yourself to them will help them to be much more supportive and assistive.

Incorporate a Nutritious Diet

A healthy diet and proper hydration are important to an alcoholic’s healing process. Proper nutrition, as well as hydration, helps to restore physical and mental health, improving the chances of recovering.

Macro and micro-nutrient

Aromatherapy Enhances Meditation And Yoga

Combining the practices of yoga and meditation allows you to holistically better your mind and body health. Meditation calms the mind, relives anxiety, and is good for heart health, cognition, focus, and memory. Yoga has more than fifty different benefits for physical, emotional, and mental health.

The benefits of yoga and meditation are well known, but to name a few major advantages of yoga include: lower blood pressure; healthy immune system, emotional stability, and sharpened focus just to name a few. Never underestimate the powers of meditation and yoga.

To achieve even greater results from your practice, you will need to take your yoga and meditation to another level. Adding aromatherapy can help you in achieving a much higher level of discipline. The greater your discipline, the better your results.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote a positive mind and body health. Essentials oils are derived from various plants, flowers, fruits, roots, stems, bark, and other botanicals.

These organic materials are greatly concentrated in essential oils, giving us a strong olfactory experience. Oils stimulate the all-important sense of smell and olfactory glands, and then communicate with the brain’s memories and emotions,

Eating Out, Make the Right Choices

Skip the fancy drinks

Both, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks add to only calories in a meal. The margaritas, pina coladas and the other fancy drinks are laden with sugar. If a drink is must, a glass of wine or a simple martini can be an option. For those preferring a non alcoholic drink, buttermilk, jal jeera or a light lemonade can keep away the unwanted calories. However, plain water is always the best option.

Appetizers and Soups

Avoid fried or breaded appetizers, which are generally high in calories. Of course, you can also save calories by skipping the appetizer altogether. Steamed appetizers like momos, grilled chicken, dimsums, etc are good options. When choosing soups the best choices are broth-based or tomato-based soups. Cream soups, chowders and pureed soups can contain heavy cream or egg yolks.

Salad tips

Those opting for salads before the main course tend to eat fewer overall calories. However, avoid creamy cheese, honey based dressings, cheese, potatoes, bacon, fried noodles, croutons etc in salads as they are high in calories. Instead, squeeze a lemon or try rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar. If you want to order a dressing based

Meditation Failures

Self-hypnosis generates the same mental states that meditation does. It does it in a very different way, though. The techniques and principles are easy to learn and just as effective. In many cases, they are easier and more powerful than meditation.

It even overcomes the main obstacle with meditation. What’s seen as failure is actually raw fuel for self-hypnosis.

Some people say that meditation and self-hypnosis are the same thing. Others believe that they are completely different. I wouldn’t disagree with either perspective. The way I see it, there is a lot of overlap between the two. I practice both and I use them in unique ways.

Does that make them the same or different? I choose to separate them. That’s a choice though, a belief and perspective. You can take it or leave it.

If meditation is hard for you, then I encourage you to embrace this idea. Self-hypnosis is different enough to be exactly what you need.

Meditation involves clearing your mind and emptying your thoughts. This is tricky to do (at first). It’s hard to know whether you’re succeeding. Realising that it’s working is a thought, which sets you back.

Rise of Warming Oils

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger is well known for its ability to heal motion sickness. More than that, it helps expelling the heat from the skin by its warming action. Thus, if you get fever, it should not be neglected in your blend. This is due to its rubifacient therapeutic property, and by generalizing localized increase in blood flow and circulation, heat can be released through the skin by means of perspiration. Though there are many functions of Ginger essential oils, these few make it stand out of the rest in healing ailments concerning fever.

A case in point

A client with mild fever came to ask for help, she had headache and running nose. The reason for her sickness was catching wind cold. To relieve her sickness, the following blend was made:

  • 1 drop of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop of geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)
  • 2 drops of ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • 1 tsp (5ml) of olive oil

This helped her relieve the symptoms and she slept well. She felt a lot better the other day after her first applications. Actually, in Chinese medicine, ginger is praised for its ability

Ways to Enhance Brain Fitness

  • Try memorizing a song – Choose a song that you are fond of, but haven’t memorized the lyrics yet. Listen to the song as many times as you can and try to memorize the lyrics. This will help improve the habit of careful listening, apart from building an active memory.
  • Visit a museum – Consider going on a guided tour of any historical place or a museum. Listen to the guide carefully throughout the tour and after you reach home, try jotting down all the details that you remember. While doing so, your brain will take part in three different operations – receiving, remembering and thinking. This will surely help improve the function of your brain.
  • Try meditating daily – Meditating for a certain period of time everyday is one of the best possible ways to improve brain fitness. This not only helps you relax to a great extent, but also gives your brain the perfect workout. While meditating, you can create a different mental state and thus engage your brain in interesting and new ways.
  • Watch television at a lower volume – Consider setting your television volume a little down than what you normally do. Check out if you can