Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Does Sweating Cause Body Odor?

Popular belief has it that sweating causes body; however, that might not always be the case because many people who sweat a lot do not have body odor, while many who do not sweat seem to have problems with it.

Although it is true that body odor generally increases while one sweats, it does not necessarily mean that it is the cause of it. The reason the odor increases is not because of the sweat, but rather, by the toxic waste material that is excreted along with the sweat. The more toxins that are stored in the body, the worse the odor will be.

Therefore, sweating should never be stopped in the attempt to tackle body odor. Instead, it should be promoted in order to allow the body to release as many of those toxins as possible. For once the toxins are gone, the odor will be gone as well.

For more on the subject visit the following links:

Does Sweating Cause Body Odor - This article covers the different types of sweat glands and their purpose, and goes into more details on how the toxins get into the body.

Natural Remedies for Body Odor - Discover some of the natural ways that you can remedie body odor without harmful chemicals.

Diseases that Cause Body Odor - Sometimes body odor can be caused by diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, kidney problems and other problems with other eliminating organs. Find out how those diseases contribute to the odor.

If you liked this article, you can read more at LivingFood101 as well as at my blog at Hubpages.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Difference between Sea Salt and Table Salt

Sea salt has become quite popular over the last couple of years as a healthier substitute for regular table salt. The differences between the two salts is not that much because both contain high amounts of sodium and chloride. However, even though the differences are small, they are enough for many to make the switch.

So what are the differences?

Mineral Content

Sea salt is obtained naturally through the evaporation of sea waters, and thus the salt contains many minerals that are essential for the human body. Some of these minerals include iodine, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and many more. Depending on the brand, the salt can contain all the essential minerals that your body needs. Read More...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Do We Need Salt in Our Diet

It seems as though everywhere we turn, we hear about reducing our salt intake. We hear about all the negative side effects that an excess amount of salt can bring upon us, and it almost makes you wonder...do we even need salt in our diet?

But the answer is a resounding yes! For without salt our bodies just would not be able to function properly. But as with anything else it needs to be kept in moderation.

How Much Do We Need?

The recommended daily intake for salt is between 1500 to 2400mg, which equals to about 1 tsp. or less, as 1 tsp. contains as much as 2400mg. However, according to studies, most people on the Western diet consume much more than 1 tsp. per day. Read More...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to Reduce Your Salt Intake

Even though salt is an essential part of the diet, it is important that it is consumed in moderation. The recommended amount of salt is only 1 tsp. or less per day, but due to all the processed foods most people end up consuming more than what they should.

An excess amount of salt can lead to high blood pressure, arthritis, gall bladder and kidney stones, fluid retention and many other common ailments and serious diseases. Thus you should always be conscious as to how much salt you consume, and always look for ways to reduce your intake. Read More...

Friday, October 28, 2011

How to Lose Weight Fast

There are many ways to lose weight, but the easiest and healthiest way is by taking it slow and making gradual lifestyle and dietary changes. However, there are also fast and healthy ways to lose weight, but it will take more determination and hard work.

Reduce Calories

Start by eliminating empty calorie foods such as donuts, cookies and cakes, and replace them with low calorie, nutrient rich foods such as fruits and vegetables.

To avoid hunger, add in avocados, coconuts and nuts and seeds. These foods are high in calories, but they are also very filling, and thus they can actually help to reduce the overall calorie intake, especially when added in with leaf vegetables. Read More...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Health Benefits of Juicing

Juicing is a method of extracting the liquids from the fiber of fruits and vegetables in order to enjoy the juice as a refreshing and nourishing drink. Naturally, fruit juices are more favorable than vegetable juices, as they offer a sweeter taste compared to the bitterness of most vegetable juices. Nonetheless, both juices can offer up numerous health benefits when consumed on a regular basis.

The human body requires at least 1 pound of vegetables for every 50 pounds of body weight. That's a lot of vegetables and most people don't find the time to eat that many. But with juicing it makes it fast and easy to consume the daily requirements. Read More...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to Lower Your Intake of Salt

Salt is a mineral, that is crucial to the overall health of the body. However, as with any food it should be taken in moderation, as excess amounts can have negative side effects. Therefore you should take the initiative to monitor, and find ways to lower your intake of salt if it is too high.

Salt is needed in order for the body to digest foods, and thus nearly all foods contain a small amount of salt, including fresh fruits and vegetables. However, there are many processed foods that contain high amounts of salt, and other harmful ingredients that are dangerous to your health. Read More...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Raw Food Diet Tips

The raw food diet does not have to be a difficult diet to follow. But because there is such little social support for those who are on the diet, it often makes it rather difficult for them to make the change, or to stick with the diet in the long run.

But if you have made up your mind to stick with the raw food diet, then you do not have to cave, even though every one around you is eating junk, processed or cooked foods. Following are some tips to help you stick it out. Read More...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

12 Health Benefits of Sea Salt

Sea salt is naturally obtained from the ocean waters. It is collected at high tides into large ponds, where it is then left to evaporate naturally by the sun and wind. What is left behind is the salt and minerals from the sea, which is known as sea salt.

Although it is best to naturally obtain your salt from plants, sea salt nevertheless, can offer you many health benefits. These include better organ functions, a healthier looking skin and many others. Listed are 12 health benefits that sea salt can offer you: Read More...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to Lose Weight Fast

The best and healthiest way to lose weight is to take your time and do it slow, allowing your body to adjust to the new diet and lifestyle changes gradually. However, in some cases you might need to lose weight fast in order to get ready for an event, or you just want to look good.

Just remember that when you lose weight fast, that the weight is prone to creep up on you again. Thus it is important that you not only focus on losing weight, but that you also change your lifestyle and diet so that you can keep that weight off in the long run. Here are some ways on how you can lose weight fast, without a weight loss program and keep that weight off for good. Read More...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Variations of The Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet is rapidly gaining more popularity, as more and more studies are coming out to prove that it is in fact healthier for you than the modern conventional diet. These studies show that the raw food diet can not only help to prevent serious and life-threatening diseases, but it can also reverse the diseases in many cases.

The diet promotes raw and organic foods such as vegetables, fresh fruits, herbs, nuts, seeds, sprouts and protein powders as well as other superfoods that you can get in health food stores or online. Read More...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How To Prevent Obesity

Obesity is a major contributing cause to many diseases such as cancer, diabetes and depression. For many people it is an ongoing battle that never ends, and many end up losing the battle and give up altogether.

If you find yourself in this situation, I want you to know that there is hope, and you can win the battle and prevent obesity. And if you are overweight, or obese, then you can reverse that. It will take a lot of discipline and hard work on your behalf, but you can do it. Following are some tips to help you to prevent obesity. Read More...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Exercise Tips for Fibromyalgia

Engaging in regular exercises can help to reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia by increasing the blood flow as well as the production of endorphins.

Endorphins are natural painkillers that help to numb both physical and emotional pain. They can help to relieve the pain of muscle spasms and cramping, as well as reduce anxiety and depression. Therefore it is very important that you engage in regular exercise to help you to cope better. Read More...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nutritional Benefits of Avocados

Avocados are a fruit that is grown in the warmer climates of the world. They are one of the few whole foods that contain all the amino acids, essential oils and other important nutrients that are essential for optimal health.

They have a high calorie and fat content, which is the reason why they have been avoided by many health conscious individuals for many years. However, the good news is that new studies are coming out that show that avocados have many nutritional benefits. Here are a few of them: Read More...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Exercises To Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia has enough stress and pain of its own that exercise does not even seem like an option. However, engaging in regular light exercises can help to reduce not only the muscle pains but emotional pain as well.

If you are not sure what type of exercises to engage in, then you can check with your health care professional to guide you. The key is to start off with simple exercises and short sessions. Then as the muscles become stronger you can then move on to more challenging exercises and for longer sessions. Read More...

Friday, August 5, 2011

What Causes Body Odor

Body odor is usually brought about when a person begins to sweat, and therefore it is commonly believed that it is the sweating that causes body odor. However, it is not the sweat that causes the odor to occur, but rather it is caused by the toxins that are present in the sweat as it is being eliminated from the body.

The body has two different types of sweat glands; the eccrine glands, which are located over the skin’s surface, and the apocrine glands which are located in the underarm and groin areas.

The eccrine glands are designed to control the body temperature, and thus they normally do not produce an offensive odor. Read More...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found amongst women, and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths. It is a malignant cancer that* forms in the cells of one or both breasts.

Both men and women can be affected by this cancer, but most commonly it affects women. About two thirds of women are aged 55 years or older when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Essential Lifestyle Changes to Improve Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is essential in helping the body to absorb fat soluble vitamins, as well as in the creation of certain hormones. There are 2 types of cholesterol, HDL (the good), and LDL (the bad). When the LDL levels rise too high, serious health problems can occur.

A lipid test can help to monitor the levels on a regular basis, and they are usually available at the drug stores. In a healthy person the total cholesterol should fall below 200, the HDL should be at 60 or more, and the LDL should be between 100 to 129. Making certain lifestyle changes can help to improve and maintain cholesterol at a healthy level. Read More...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Cellulite rarely ever affects men, but 90% of women will have to deal with cellulite at one point in their life or another. Not only does it affect obese women, but thin women are also affected by it.

Cellulite is a formation of fat cells, and toxins underneath the skin, and appears as dimples, usually on the thighs, buttocks, and stomach. If you pinch the skin and see little dimples you have cellulite. Read More...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Uses and Benefits of Acai Berry Detox

An acai berry detox not only cleans the colon and digestive tract, but it can also help to clean the whole body at a deep cellular level. Therefore it benefits the overall health of the body.

There are several different products of acai, such as juice, frozen pulp, as well as acai powder that is available in capsule form.

Acai is filled with lots of healthy nutrients that can restore health back to the body. However, it is only effective when taken with a clean and healthy diet, as well as moderate exercise. Read More...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Why Obesity has Become a Problem

Overweight and obesity has become a major concern in America today. This is mainly due to the fact that there are so many unhealthy foods on the market. Many of these foods that you may think are good for you, are in reality some of the worst foods that you can eat. But still you eat them because society has told you that you should eat them because they are good for you. However, new studies have shown that the opposite is true. Read More...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tips For Making Raw Food Salads

Raw food salads are just as simple to make as any other salad, however, all the ingredients that go into the salad have to be raw. This means that you have to make your own dressings as opposed to using commercially packaged dressings. It might take a few extra seconds to make your own dressing, but this way you can avoid all processed foods and the many health conditions that are associated with them.

The Salad

The list of ingredients that you can use in the salad is endless and you can mix and match your favorite vegetables into any salad. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, zucchini and other garden vegetables go great in a garden salad. These vegetables can also be added in with leafy greens, or you can use the greens in a salad by themselves.

You can also make a sweet salad by combining all your favorite fruits. Tropical fruits, such as pineapples, mangoes and kiwi, generally go well in any type of fruit salad. To these fruits, you can also add in other fruits including apples, peaches, pears or grapes. The key is to add in your favorite fruits for optimum enjoyment.

As good as fruit salads are, however, you should always aim to make leafy green or garden salads the main part of your diet. This is because fruits are high in natural sugars, which are not suitable for everyone, especially in large quantities.

The Dressings

At first it might seem daunting to create your own salad dressings, but believe it or not, they are quick and easy to make. They are also quite tasty and all the ingredients are fresh and nutritious.

Some of the most popular ingredients to use in the salad dressings are fresh lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt. They can be mixed together in a light dressing, along with many herbs and spices. That is one of the most simplest dressings and goes with a wide variety of salads.

Other ingredients to use in the salad dressings include herbal infused vinegars or infused oils. The infusion allows you to enjoy the blended flavors of the herbs in a smooth dressing.

Avocados are also a great food to use as part of the salad dressing. They should be ripe, and mashed up before being massaged into the salad greens.

Salad Toppers

Nuts and seeds are always great for topping a salad. They are rich with healthy oils and proteins that help in keeping you full in between meals. Diced avocados are also high in fat and calories and work just as well in any salad.

For leafy green salads, you can use cucumbers, tomatoes and radishes as they make an excellent topping for the greens.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What is the Difference Between Table Salt and Unrefined Sea Salt

Unrefined sea salt and table salt both contain essential nutrients which help to control your muscles, heart rhythm and they also help to keep a healthy level of fluids in your body. But regardless of the benefits, salt is mainly used for preserving foods, and for bringing the flavors of the food to the surface so that you can enjoy all the various different flavors.

The basic ingredients in both unrefined sea salt and table salt are sodium and chloride. However, there is a difference in the two salts and knowing the difference may prompt you to make a switch. Read More...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Foods That Aggravate Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a serious muscle disorder, which when not dealt with in a timely manner can leave you crippled and unable to carry out a normal lifestyle. Doctors will tell you that there is no cure. However, there are many things that you can do to reduce your symptoms, and in many cases eliminate them all, once and for all.

According to medical studies those who suffer from fibromyalgia have higher levels of toxins, and have many nutrient deficiencies. Therefore when you restore the nutrients and eliminate the toxins you can begin to feel better. Read More...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Hazelnuts are also known as cob nuts or, filberts which are slightly larger than hazelnuts. There are over one hundred varieties of these nuts grown throughout the world including the United States and Canada. Over 70% of hazelnuts are grown in Turkey, making it the largest commercial grower of hazelnuts in the world. 

There are many health benefits to hazelnuts, but the most widely known benefits are the benefits they provide for the heart. They have no cholesterol and are low in saturated fats but high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and decrease the risk of heart disease. Read More... 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Diseases that Cause Body Odor

Body odor is caused when the body has accumulated toxins that it cannot eliminate through the urine or stool. As a last resort, it eliminates those toxins through sweat, which then causes a foul body odor to occur.

Body odor has become a norm for most people, as they have learned to control it with proper personal hygiene such as showering frequently and using deodorants and antiperspirants.

But for many, body odor can be a nightmare, as they are unable to control the offensive odors. They can shower several times per day, but the odors keep coming back. When this happens, the odor is usually brought on by a disease. Read More...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sprouting For Your Health

Sprouting is very economical, and you can have fresh sprouts in as little as 2-3 days. If you have a wide-mouth jar, some cheese-cloth, and a rubber band, you can grow sprouts right in your kitchen without any hassles, and hardly any effort. But the real reason you should sprout is your health. They are a great substitute for meat because of their high nutrition content per calorie, and they are a good source of protein. Plus they are alkaline which helps to balance the pH, while meat is acidic. They are also very low in calories, and have a low glycemic index. Read More...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunflower Seeds

Who doesn't like sunflower seeds, especially when they are salted, roasted or toasted? They can be eaten in just about any way that you can imagine, as they are excellent when baked in cookies, sprinkled on salads, eaten raw or toasted, either by themselves or added to a trail-mix.

The sunflower is thought to be the most cheerful flower in the world, and it is a symbol of light, hope, innocence, strength and endurance. 

The sunflower follows the sun; in the morning it faces east, and as the sun moves toward the west the sunflower follows and by evening it faces westward where the sun sets. Read More...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Healing Power of Cinnamon

Who would have thought that cinnamon is actually the inner bark of a small evergreen tree which grows in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, Asia and Egypt. 

The tree stems are cut down so that new shoots will grow. These shoots are then stripped of their bark; the outer bark is removed and discarded and only the inner bark is dried. As the inner bark dries it curls up into neat rolls known as quills. These quills are then cut into sticks of desired length, or they are ground into a fine powder. Read More...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How To Prevent Getting Fat

Nobody wants to be fat, but the sad truth is that many people are. Weight gain does not happen overnight, but rather it is a process that can take months and in most cases several years before it gets really noticeable. As a result many do not know what caused them to gain weight, and thus they continue to gain more and more, and eventually they end up getting fat.

However, with a little education and a bit of self-discipline, anyone can stop gaining excess weight. Here are some practical tips on how to prevent getting fat. Read More...

Friday, June 3, 2011

How To Manage High Cholesterol With Good Nutrition

High cholesterol can lead to serious cardiovascular diseases, and may even result in death when not taken care of. There are many drugs that can help, but being able to manage high cholesterol with good nutrition is more favorable, as foods normally do not cause negative side effects.

There are many foods that have the same effect as prescription drugs, and therefore it only makes sense to use good nutrition as a means to manage and lower high cholesterol levels. Read More...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vitamin D and Cholesterol

Due to the high amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol in the Western diet, we have been led to believe that all saturated fats and cholesterol are bad for us. However, that is not the case. Cholesterol and saturated fats in moderation are essential for our bodies. One of the benefits of cholesterol is that it is absolutely necessary for the production of vitamin D. Following is an indepth article on how this works. Read More...

Eating High Fiber Fruits & Vegetables

To add high fiber fruits into your diet will essentially help yourself to a better-rounded diet. The majority of us strive to lead a healthy long life and high fiber fruits increase our chances of achieving such goals. It is not widely known that a diet including fiber rich foods and fruits can be used well by our bodies and also have great benefits for us over time. Read More...

Health Benefits of Methionine

There are many health benefits of methionine, such as a better heart health and increased strength. All organs can benefits from methionine, and thereby it can help to promote a long and healthy life by keeping the body functioning properly.

Methionine is one of the nine essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body. Rather, it must be obtained from dietary foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds. Sesame seeds and Brazil nuts in particular are excellent sources of methionine. It is one of the proteinogenic amino acids, often referred to as the building blocks that help the body to manufacture protein. Aside from helping to manufacture protein, methionine also helps to produce creatine, cysteine, carnitine, lecithin, taurine, and phospholipids. Read More...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Health Benefits of Avocados

Avocados are nothing to be afraid of even though they are high in calories and fats. This is because the calories are also high in essential nutrients which will fill you up and reduce cravings for other foods.

The fats in avocados are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are good for you, as they can help to lower your bad cholesterol levels, while maintaining your good cholesterol levels. Therefore the health benefits that you can obtain from these fats are numerous, for by adding them to your daily diet you can enjoy a long and healthy life. Read More...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How to Make Plain Nut Milk

It is very simple to make your own nut milk at home. Plain nut milk is a great alternative to store bought milk, including dairy and soy milk. Although nuts may be expensive, making your own milk, however, is not when you factor in how much you can get out of a small bag of nuts. It is also fast and easy.

To be honest, plain nut milk is not the greatest, but you can add any kind of flavoring to it that you like, such as vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You can also add your favorite sweetener, such as honey, stevia or agave nectar. The milk can be added to your smoothies, tea, and other cool drinks and desserts. Last but not least, you can also use nut milk to make your own yogurt and sour cream.

The following recipe makes 2 cups of nut milk. You can easily double it if needed. Read More...

How Flax Seed Oil Can Help in Weight Loss

Flax seed oil is an essential oil that can help in weight loss, as the oil is the one of the healthy fats that the body needs in order to be healthy and to lose weight. Flax seed oil is high in essential fatty acids, particularly in omega-3, which according to studies is effective in helping the body to shed excess weight.

One study on mice showed that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids was able to increase the rate at which the fat cells were broken down and expelled from the body. Another study was done on women, where one group was given more omega-3’s than the other group. The group that was given the extra omega-3’s lost up to 20 percent more of their weight than the other group. Read More...

Health Benefits of Sea Salt

The best way to obtain salt is naturally from plant-based foods. But for those who enjoy a bit more flavor, sea salt is the next best way to obtain it. It does not contain any harmful ingredients, but rather it contains many essential trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, iodine, iron, zinc and sulfur. The minerals along with the sodium are essential for good health, and can offer many health benefits.

Helps Prevent Heart Disease

Sea salt, when taken in correct proportions with water can help to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Thus it can help to prevent atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing and hardening of the arteries, which eventually leads to heart disease and stroke. Read More...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to Add Grated Ginger to Your Food

Ginger is a spicy root that can be added to your foods in many different ways. It goes great with just about any dishes including meat, vegetables, and even goes great in your drinks such as tea, coffee and juice.

Here are some great ideas to add grated ginger to your food. Read More...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Beauty Uses for Avocados

Avocados are rich with many healthy oils, antioxidants and other nutrients that are essential for optimal health. When the fruit is eaten, the nutrients work together to prevent age related diseases, and keep the body looking and feeling young. For that reason, the healthy oils are extracted and used in many cosmetic products such as cleansing creams, bath oils, hair conditioners and lipsticks.

You can also make your own avocado beauty products at home, and they are just as effective. Here are some practical beauty uses for avocados: Read More...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Health Benefits Of Ginger Root

Although ginger root is not approved by the FDA to treat any disease, it has been known to be quite effective in many ailments and diseases. Ginger root is a herb or spice which can be safely added to your diet in many different ways without any side effects.

Ginger is high in potassium, and contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, phosphorus, manganese and vitamins B-6, C and E.

Ginger root is good for the stomach. The warming sensation of ginger helps to relax the stomach muscles in order to relieve all sorts of nausea caused by motion, sea, pregnancy, chemotherapy, surgery, and fever. Read More...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Does Acai Berry Work For Weight Loss

The acai berry is said to be one of the most powerful antioxidants around. It is beneficial for protecting against all kinds of diseases and common ailments, but it is most commonly known for its ability to help in weight loss.

It Cleans the Colon and Digestive Tract

Acai goes to work immediately to clean the colon. This is where a lot of waste has accumulated in the body, and once that waste is removed, the body can begin to lose weight immediately. Once the colon is cleansed the rest of the digestive tract can also be cleansed. Read More...

Friday, May 13, 2011

How to Prevent Cut Avocados From Browning

Whole avocados keep well in the fridge, however, once they get cut, the inside flesh tends to go brown very quickly. As a result the avocado loses its appeal for eating and is often thrown out. But there are many ways to prevent cut avocados from browning before they are ready to be eaten.

What Are Avocados?

Avocados are also known as alligator pears due to the rugged outer shell, and the fact that they are shaped like a pear. The shell is green when the fruit is still unripe, but then turns a dark color as it ripens, and the inside flesh that surrounds the pit remains a soft green color. Read More...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Natural Cure For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder which affects more and more people everyday. Many people lose their jobs simply because they are no longer able to function properly; either physically or mentally.

The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can range from depression and anxiety, to headaches, muscle spasms, muscle pains, joint pains, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia and many more. The pains can be so severe and crippling that the individual often ends up in a wheelchair. Read More...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to Control Body Odor

Body odor is namely caused by toxins that are eliminated from the body via sweating. The sweat alone is odorless, and thus it is not a good idea to mask the pores with antiperspirants. But rather, sweating should be promoted in order to help control body odor in the long run. For the more toxins that leave the body, the less odor will occur during sweating.


Diet is the most important thing to consider when it comes to controlling body odor. What goes into the body, ultimately must come out.

Animal proteins, fast foods, processed foods all contribute to body odor, and thus they should be reduced in order to control the odor more efficiently. Read More...

Monday, May 9, 2011

How Flax Seeds Can Help With Weight Loss

Flax seeds are a great seed to help with weight loss, as they are rich with healthy oils, fiber and other nutrients that can speed up the weight loss process. They are small brown seeds that are fairly inexpensive to purchase at most grocery stores, as well as in health food stores. In order to obtain the benefits, the seeds must be ground into a fine powder so that the body can absorb all the vital nutrients that help with weight loss.

Flax seeds not only help with losing weight, but they can also help one to fight cancer and heart disease. Unlike many other oils that contribute to high cholesterol levels, flax seeds and flax seed oil can actually help to lower and prevent high cholesterol levels naturally. The best way to take advantage of these health benefits is to combine the flax seeds with a healthy diet. Read More...

Friday, May 6, 2011

How to Lose Weight While You Sleep

Most people when they think about weight loss, think of vigorous exercise and not being able to eat as much as what they would like. However, studies show that losing weight can be as easy as getting a good night’s sleep.

Sleep Suppresses Hunger

A good night’s sleep can help to suppress hunger, as sleep helps to create a hormone called leptin, which naturally reduces appetite and the need for food.

Lack of Sleep Increases Hunger

A lack of sleep not only reduces the production of leptin, but it also increases the production of grehlin, which is a hormone that increases hunger and appetite. According to studies this hunger is not just for any kind of food, but for high calorie carbohydrates, which are sure to put the extra weight on. Read More...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What Are Cranberries

Cranberries are small edible berries which mainly grow in the cooler regions of the world such as Canada, United States and Europe. They belong to the same family as blueberries, bilberries, huckleberries and blackberries, and are harvested between September and December.

The bush is an evergreen, low hanging shrub which covers the ground with the vines which can grow up to 2 meters long, and range from 5 to 20 cm high. The flowers this shrub produces are dark pink or white, and grow along the stem, pointing forward, so that the stamens remain fully exposed. Read More...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Things You Can Do Now To Improve Your Memory

Memory is the ability to store and retrieve information as needed. Being able to do so in an efficient manner can save you a lot of time and frustration, as well as improve the quality of your relationships with other people.

But there are times when your memory may not function as it should, either because you are stressed, not sleeping enough, or are eating an unhealthy diet. Whatever the reason may be, your memory did not just disappear on you overnight, and thus it will not come back to you overnight either. But there are many things that you can do now to improve your memory in the long run. Read More...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How Raw Foods Help With Weight Loss

Raw foods are one of the best foods to add into the diet for effective weight loss. They are low in calories, yet high in essential nutrients that can help to curve cravings for empty calorie foods. The beauty of raw foods, is that one does not have to count calories, as once the body has the amount of nutrients that it needs, it will send a signal to let the mind know that enough food has been consumed. Thus the chances of overeating on raw foods are highly unlikely.

It is not necessary to consume only raw foods in order to lose weight, but one should steer away from animal proteins, processed foods, fried foods, foods high in salt and sugar, as well as anything that contains artificial ingredients. Any cooking that is done, should be done from scratch, using natural herbs and spices to bring out the flavors in the foods. However, cooking the foods depletes the nutrients that are contained in the foods, and thus cooked foods should be consumed in small portions only. Read More...

Friday, April 29, 2011

How to Shed Weight Fast

Being able to shed weight fast helps to keep the weight loss spirits up, and encourages the dieters to continue with the program. However, care should be taken that the weight is shed in a healthy manner to avoid getting sick. Here are some of the healthiest and safest ways to shed weight fast.

A 7-Day Juice Fast

A juice fast is the best way to shed weight, as it requires that no food is consumed during the fast. The only nutrients that are allowed, are those that can be obtained from freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, tea and water. Read More...