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Do Detox Diets Really Work

I am not a great fan of detox diet, because I was not very sure about its authenticity. But the husband started talking about detoxes and so I was intrigued and all glued up. Here is what I found…
Detox diet
Detoxification is basically cleaning the blood. It is all about resting, cleaning and eliminating toxins from your body. The main concentration is given to liver where toxins are processed for elimination. But the fact is the body also eliminates toxins through intestines, lungs and skin.
There are two types of detoxes short term and long term detoxes. When I did a little research I found that the diets prescribed were not healthy at all. Some websites advise about a fruit detox, where you consume only fruits for 2-3 days.
A liquid fast is also advised by some websites, where you drink only fruit and vegetable juices. But I wonder about your body’s metabolism if you practice such extreme diets. You will feel more tired and weak.
Long term detoxes
This sounds better and practical to fol…

Chamomile Tea Can Increase Your Lifespan

I planted a mango seed in a pot on my balcony. Soon the seedling grew and became a strong plant. I wanted to provide a proper home for it. And I started praying, within days my prayers were answered.
My daughter’s teacher sent a mail, saying students can bring any plant, according to their choice to celebrate, International day of biodiversity. The plant would find a home within their school campus.
Amazing! I happily packed off my mango sapling, and now it is happily settled in the large school campus, merrily singing to the tunes of the passing breeze.
Be it the humble chamomile or a huge mango tree, the creator has bestowed it with bountiful treasures for the goodness of mankind.
Scientists found that drinking chamomile tree was linked to decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican American women.

Chamomile is the daisy like plant and it is used to make an herb infusion to cure various ailments. Its healing properties come from its pretty flowers. They contain volati…

Be Known! High Salt Diet Can Delay Puberty

The most satisfying feeling, you will ever experience is that, when your kids flourish emotionally, physically and spiritually well. The kids are part of us, to see them grow strong and healthy makes all our sacrifices seem worthwhile.
High salt diet
A diet which is high in salt can delay the puberty of kids, so say scientists. Sodium is hidden in the number of food stuffs, such as canned soups, frozen pizza and white bread. It seems late onset of puberty can cause, behavioral problems, stress and reduced fertility.
Scientists did experiments on rats, and found that rats fed on a high salt diet had a significant delay in reaching puberty, when compared to those fed on a normal salt diet. Surprisingly, rats that were fed a salt free diet also had delayed puberty.
So it is a must that you add salt, but in the right amounts for proper growth and nourishment. 5 grams of salt is the recommended amount for adults by the WHO.
Interesting facts
The exotic versions of salt- Pink Himalayan, Breton…

Cesarean Risk Greatly Reduced Due To Pregnancy Exercise

The moment you learn that you are pregnant, the first silent prayer from your soul, would be for a safe delivery of a healthy offspring. Healthy food, proper exercise and a cheerful countenance greatly help in your prayer being answered.
Exercise during pregnancy
Scientists say that pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of cesarean sections and giving birth to large babies. They found that women who exercised had a 31% reduced risk of having a large baby at birth, and chances of a cesarean section was reduced to 20%
Wise words for pregnant women
Iron supplements on a daily basis during pregnancy decreases the risk of low birth weight babies.
Obesity and being overweight can increase the risk of having preterm babies and greater risk of infant death. The key to healthy pregnancy would be to achieve a healthy weight range before your pregnancy.
But the good news is that researchers say that, it is safe for obese moms to be to lose weight during pregnancy. But before yo…

6 Stunning Reasons To Get a Good Night Sleep

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book,” says an old Irish proverb. The creator programmed us for proper rest and relaxation after a hard day’s work. Sleep loss is so ubiquitous these days that it may be detrimental to our health. 

Here are some research-proven reasons to indicate the importance of quality sleep. After reading this, I hope you will switch off everything to get a good and peaceful shuteye time.

Sleeping Positions

The best sleeping position is to sleep on your sides. Sleeping on your back can increase your chances of snoring. This would affect your quality of sleep. The type of mattress you sleep may also affect your quality of sleep. Memory foam mattress helps you to attain an ideal sleeping posture by helping with proper spinal alignment when lying down.


Scientists have found out that a sleepless night leads to impairment in the ability to concentrate. When healthy individuals are deprived of proper sleep, they may suffer sympt…

5 Research Proven Tips To Increase Your Happiness

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Happiness is the most amazing feeling you can experience, through your journey on this planet. It increases your well being, promotes healing and increases your immunity. Happy people are fun to be around; they spread this beautiful feeling radiating it on all sides of their environment. Here are five reasons that can make you a happier person.

Buying experiences

Enjoying life experiences makes you happy, so says a research study. Scientists found out that people stopped being happy when they kept wanting more and more and raising their standard of living. Individuals who had new or fresh experiences were happy as a hummingbird. Let us say you are redecorating your house, enjoy every moment of it and make memories. Never compare it with nearby Johns and sulk in your shell. You will lose your happiness.

Celebrating life with near and dear ones is a great way to enrich your lif…

My First Expert- Dreams Transcends Generations

There was this young girl, who had dreams of becoming a great artist….
Time flew by she started painting – she painted on pillow covers, glass panes, window sill, anything she could unleash her creativity.
Time flew by, she got married, became a mom of two adorable kids,
She poured her heart and soul into her motherhood, forgot all her ambitions, goals and dreams- just to raise her two kids.
Time flew by- her kids became teenagers, she was there for them, the pillar of strength, the beacon of hope, the guide when they lost their way.
Time Flew by the kids got married, the seasons changed, they moved to another country, she was there always there patient, warm and kind.
(I am telling you the story of my mother. Even now, whatever happens the first thing I do is call my mom, even for a silly little thing- to ask how much salt to add to the chicken preparation. )
Time flew by she had grand kids, and Mother Nature itself honored her passion for art. 
My Son is good in art. The other day I was clea…

The Pied Pier Effect of an Apple Can Make You a Wise Shopper

Have you heard about the Pied piper effect? Those first thoughts you have early in the morning predicts your attitude throughout the day. That’s why it is important to meditate early in the morning.
Pied piper effect of fruits and vegetables
In a similar fashion, scientists did an interesting study. 120 shoppers were randomly selected. Some of them were given a crunchy piece of apple to taste.  Some others were given a delicious cookie and some were not given anything.
The shoppers gladly continued with their shopping. They were tracked down by the researchers. The people who were given an apple sample, bought more of fruits and veggies, than those who were given a cookie sample, and people who were not given neither a cookie nor an apple. That’s pretty sad.

The other interesting factor to point out here is that, those people who were given a cookie sample bought more of the junk food stuff. Interesting is it not?

Showcase fruits and veggies
If you want to make your kids eat more of the go…

Want To Be Fit As A Fiddle In Your Office- Try These Workplace Wellness Tips

There is no other go, we all have to work to keep us going. But without our knowledge work has intermingled into every area of our lives. So here I have listed research proven workplace wellness tips. Just read through, you can find a couple of useful tips.
Workplace wellness 1.If you walk an extra two minutes each hour, it fights off the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time. Scientists recommend two minutes of walking each hour, in combination with your normal activities. This averages to 2.5 hours a week, this light exercise strengthens your heart, muscles, and bones.
2.Research has found that employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to consume alcohol than those who work standard hours. I think the creator has programmed us for proper rest and relaxation, after a hard day’s work. The problem arises when we shift the balance.
3.When your circadian rhythm or sleep cycle is disrupted, it can lead to increased risk of breast cancer. In the same way exp…