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Diet Sodas Vs Water- Which of These Two Helps You in Weight Loss

If you have wondered whether diet sodas really help with weight loss, yes, they do say an industry funded research study. Are they good for health? Or is it the good old water, which is truly beneficial, let us see…
Diet sodas and weight loss
To give you an outline about diet sodas, they are sugar free, artificially sweetened and non alcoholic carbonated beverages.
The study period was 12 weeks with 303 participants and they were separated into two groups. One group was allowed to drink diet beverages such as diet sodas, teas and flavored waters. The other group drank only water.
The results revealed that people who drank diet beverages lost 44% more weight than those who drank only water. They reported feeling less hungry, and found reduced bad cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. That’s great news.
There was a reduction in waist circumference and blood pressure levels in both the groups. Earlier studies say that diet beverages reduced dessert consumption and reduce the preferenc…

Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt and Lamp- Why Should You Try It

“Pink crystal salt” it seems that the term resonates from the Barbie world of pink and purple. But it is not, it is unprocessed raw salt hand mined from the salt caves that were formed 250 million years ago in the pristine region of the Himalayas.
Specialty of pink crystal salt
This salt contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements, writes Mike Adams at Naturalnews.com. It is mined in Khewra salt mines in Pakistan. The salt comes in reddish or pink color and hence the name. The pinkish color is due to the iron oxide present in it.

Health benefits of pink crystal salt
Dr. Mercola briefs us about its amazing health properties…. ·Pink crystal salt regulates water content ·Promotes healthy pH balance mainly that of brain cells ·Improves blood sugar health ·Reduces signs of ageing ·Improves respiratory health ·Prevents muscle cramps ·Aids in good sleep ·Good for vascular health and sinus health
The exceptional qualities of this wonder salt is that ·It is a higher grade natural salt ·It …

King of Herbs- Reishi Mushroom Health Benefits

Wonder how a little mushroom can offer you so many wellness benefits? Yea, I am talking about Reishi mushroom. If you hear the name for the first time, then I will tell you all about it.
So what is Reishimushroom?
It is called the King of Herbs or supernatural mushrooms. It is a fungus described by people as tough and woody with a bitter taste.
But the good news is it has more than 400 bioactive compounds. It is one of the oldest medicinal mushrooms being used by Chinese for more than 2000 years. Now that’s eons back.
Health benefits of Reishi mushrooms
They are believed to boost the immune system. Antonia a health enthusiast, writes in Naturalnews.com that ·These mushrooms improve the skin by eliminating dead surface cells ·Fights chronic fatigue disorders ·Regulates blood sugars ·Fights altitude sickness ·Inhibits platelet formation which prevents blood clots

Webmed says it is believed that Reishi mushroom fights ·Flu ·Kidney disease ·Liver disease ·HIV ·Stomach ulcers ·Herpes pain ·Stress But more r…

Donate Bone Marrow - Save Life

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give,” said Winston Churchill. Saving a life can be the greatest gift you can grant anyone. Here I am going to tell you all about blood cancer, bone marrow donation and how you can save a precious life.
What is bone marrow?
Bone marrow is a spongy material found inside major bones. Bone marrow is the place where stem cells are produced. They mature and develop into red and white blood cells and platelets.
Blood cancers start in the bone marrow where they hinder the development of healthy stem cells and prevents them from carrying out their functions. This drastically affects the health of the individual suffering from blood cancer.
Types of blood cancer
The American Society of Hematology says that there are three types of blood cancer ·Leukemia- this form of cancer is found in the blood and bone marrow. It is characterized by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells.
·Lymphoma-  this type of cancer affects the lymphatic sy…

Frequent Arguments- A Sure Ticket to Early Death

"Why do people always assume that volume will succeed when logic won’t?" This is a quote from L. J. Smith. If your home is a little heaven, then this post is not for you.
For other mortals who relish a good old fight, this post has a thing or two to talk to you.
Health consequences of frequent arguments
Frequent argumentscan lead to early death so says one research study. If you’ve been there, done that then pause awhile and heed this. Frequent arguments with partners, relatives or neighbors may boost the risk of death from any cause in middle age suggests one study.
The researchers found that constant arguing seemed to be the most harmful for health. In my opinion, arguments raise stress levels, invites negative energy into your life chakra, causes depression and according to the researchers act as a precursor to many scary diseases.
It appeared that men and those not in the work seemed to be the most vulnerable group.

The study goes on to give some scary details. Frequent confli…

5 Incredible Tips to Increase Your Longevity

Want to increase your lifespan? Want to be disease free and live a long life? Here are some great tips for you to take note.
Chronicle of a grand old lady
A 115 years grand old lady amazed the scientists with her long life and above all she was healthy and disease free. But recently she has passed away.
The Dutch researchers who studied her stem cells found only two of them. It means her biological clock has reached its last hour. They reported that cell division cannot last forever and a person’s life span may be limited by stem cells' ability to divide efficiently.
The scientists state that the telomere lengths can also specify a person’s life span. These are protective caps on chromosomes that wear down over time. As a person ages the length of telomeres shortens. In this grand old lady’s case the telomeres were extremely short. And that’s the story of a grand old lady.
Tips to increase your longevity
Being positive increases your life span
Studies have proved that being grateful si…

Pep Up Your Exercise Health Benefits

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The Harvard Scientists say that an excellent workout helps you in many ways
1.It increases your lifespan and health quotient 2.Prevents heart diseases 3.Prevents high blood pressure 4.Protects against certain cancers 5.Prevents osteoporosis 6.Improves eye health 7.Boosts immunity 8.Prevents weight gain 9.Fights stress and depression 10Prevents type 2 diabetes 11.Promotes work-life balance 12.Promotes sound sleep
Health experts say that sitting for hours on end may change people’s metabolism in ways that promote obesity, heart disease, diabetes and various scary diseases. And so, what do you do? You just reduce your sit time and increase your fit time.

Scientists have warned that obese persons who have no signs of cardiovascular disease show a much higher prevalence of early plague buildup in arteries when compared to healthy normal weight individuals.
So they suggest you alter your diet rules and exercise properly to prevent future cardiovascular …

How are Camels Linked to MERS

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is slowly spreading its tentacles across the globe. The death toll in Saudi Arabia due to MERS hits, 111 says Gulf News. So it would be prudent to know some information about MERS.
What is MERS anyway?
It is a newly identified syndrome, which is caused by MERS corona virus. The estimated incubation period is 12 days. The symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, high fever; diarrhea and some people may even develop kidney failure. Early research suggested the virus is linked to the one found in Egyptian tomb bat.
Mike Adams of Natural News.com writes that MERS fits the case profile of a pandemic disease. ·It is extremely contagious. ·It can be said as an airborne infection. ·It can spread by the very act of sneezing. ·It has a long incubation period. ·It is resistant or immune to all known medical methods. ·It can kill many people, but it can also keep the carriers alive who tend to spread the disease.
How are camels related to …

Why Should You Daydream

Even as a child, I loved to write, I used to gaze at the clouds and suddenly some idea would pop up and I would start writing about it. Days and years passed, I did not even think about a career in writing, but while I am cooking several words would just swirl in my head. I would pen it down in my spare time. In short, day dreaming turned me into a blogger.

It’s a taboo to daydream; this is what we are taught in school. But Tricia Woolfrey co-author of the Inside Job says when we dream; we get into an alpha state, which is the place between sleeping and walking. This is when we open up the part of our mind where all memories are stored.
Is day dreaming valuable?
Scientists call this as the default mode network of the brain. It is active when we are resting and focusing inward.
Experts believe that the inward focus impacts the way we build memories, make meaning and transfer that into new context. Hilton Collins of the blog Imagination Unplugged writes that day dreams are a mental canvas…