Health and Wellness
Without wellness there is no success. However, we very often forget about the importance of self-care. Stress, long working hours, poor nutrition and a fast paced lifestyle can reverberate upon your health and compromise both your wellness and personal success. Read on and start creating your healthy, balanced lifestyle today.
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Ashwagandha for Stress Relief, Weight Loss & Wellness
Ashwagandha is an ancient Ayurvedic healing herb that has been used for centuries to heal a wide variety of conditions. This powerful herb is best known for its restorative benefits. In the Sanskrit language, Ashwagandha translates to “the smell of a horse”. This translation indicates that the herb conveys the agility and strength of a stallion. Traditionally, this herb has been administered to people to help them strengthen their immune systems following an illness.
This herb belongs to the same family as the tomato plant does. It bears red fruit that is close to the size of a raisin, which grows inside of its yellow oval-shaped leaves and flowers. The Ashwagandha plant can be found in drier regions of India, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. Today, you can also find it going in milder climates, including some places across the United States.
There are many applications of Ashwagandha in the modern world. It is still used to boost and strengthen immune systems, but can also be used for a variety of other reasons. If you tend to struggle with symptoms such as stress, fatigue, lack of energy, or difficulty concentrating, adding Ashwagandha to your diet can help alleviate these symptoms and refresh your sense of wellbeing. Continue reading
How to Make Green Smoothies Super Tasty (Even If You Hate Veggies)
Green smoothies are a quick and easy way to get a healthy dose of all the vegetables and fruits you need each day. Drinking these tasty treats is a great way to achieve fantastic weight loss and to cut your craving for sweets and other junk foods. Working as a meal substitute green smoothies also provide your body with the antioxidants it needs to fight disease and generally optimize your health. Clear, glowing skin is an added benefit to drinking green smoothies, their high fiber content makes sure that your bowels are working properly so waste is removed from the body the proper way rather than through the skin. A healthy diet including green smoothies can provide greater mental clarity and gives you a natural energy boost that will allow you to power through a long day at work or a grinding workout at the gym, you may even be able to give up your morning coffee (it was quite a challenge for me to be honest, lol).To some newcomers the thought of a green smoothie is not too appealing. However, green smoothies are not all green leafy vegetables, they also incorporate tasty fruits and you can load them with all of your favorite fruits and veggies to get exactly the taste you crave… Continue reading
But I Don’t Have the Time to Take Care of My Health!
Have you ever noticed that when you get caught up in the busy-ness of life and don’t have the time to look after yourself properly, everything starts to turn off-course? Things just don’t go as planned. I have been there many times myself…Do you also notice, when life gets busy, self-care is one of the first things to slide. It tends to seem so unimportant to everything else that’s going on around us. We tend to put off health and wellness for later…I feel this can happen, because many of us feel that it’s kind of selfish to be taking time for ourselves, while we could be taking MORE care of our jobs, businesses, studies, money and other social ambitions. However, can you enjoy your dream job or grow your business or have quality time with your family if you feel sick and tired all the time? Or you feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Continue reading
Energize Yourself with This Guilt Free Vegan Smoothie Treat!
Raw cocoa is known to be one the most powerful and rich sources of anti-oxidants, closely followed by berries. Foods containing anti-oxidants are in many cases referred to as being superfoods. What makes anti-oxidants so important is that they possess anti-ageing properties that not only help you fight the signs of ageing in your skin, but also prevent the premature aging of your body’s cellular makeup. This smoothie is a very tasty and incredibly healthy way to start your day. The banana also adds a nutritional punch with its healthy carbohydrate properties and high potassium quota; potassium is important for optimum muscle function and recovery and therefore is also very helpful when focusing on anti-ageing. The addition of coconut milk gives this recipe a good dose of heart-healthy and cholesterol lowering fats, and the almond butter not only gives it a nutty taste but also adds a protein boost. Continue reading
Creating an Active but Almost Stress-Free Holistic Lifestyle
Have you ever thought how good it would feel if you could reduce stress in your life?
Health benefits: Less chance of heart disease, stronger immune system, more energy and zest for life, better dietary habits (we very often overeat or eat unhealthy food, as we believe it can help us feel less stressed- it’s called emotional eating), better sleep, less anxiety… the list goes on and on.
Personal and Professional Relationships: People prefer to hang out and work with people who are nice, more relaxed, and proactive (“good vibe”, right?). I am sure you don’t like to hang out with people who complain, are negative, or try to vent their anger and frustration on you. I think nobody does. By choosing to learn more about relaxation techniques (and applying them, of course. Information is useless, unless we apply it), you can be a source of inspiration for others and create great relationships and happiness…
Can This Program Really Help You Look and Feel Amazing?
I have been receiving many questions about the Total Wellness Cleanse Program lately, and since I have been through the program twice myself (and I will do it again), I wanted to give you my honest opinion and what you can expect from it.
Some of the questions I got from my followers were: “But isn’t it just another online health scam?” or “How can I know I can trust this guy”, or: “I am not too sure if I can commit to a cleanse”, or” But Marta, you always say you are not a proponent of drastic cleanses and weird detoxes- these are your own words”. Well, in this blog post, we are going to dive deep into the philosophy behind the Total Wellness Cleanse and we will also “investigate” its co-creator, Yuri Elkaim. I hope that the information I present in this post, will help you make a decision so that you know whether this program is actually for, as well as when it’s the best time to commit to it and how to go about it.
Vegans and Omnivores Alike Will Be Delighted by These Desserts!
Just because you choose to eat clean and follow a healthy diet doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up your favorite desserts. There are many desserts that can be made with wholesome ingredients so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty. For example, you can make no-bake chocolate truffles using dates for sweetener or creamy chocolate mousse using avocado for texture. When it comes to making homemade healthy desserts, the options are unlimited. In this blog post you will receive 3 amazing healthy dessert recipes to get started. All of them are gluten-free and vegan friendly. So, if you are ready to try some tasty but healthy desserts, pick a recipe and get going. You will love them…
Supercharge Your Body & Mind and Stimulate Healing with Fennel Tea
One of my readers has recently asked me if I could write something about herbs for self-healing. Since she said she didn’t know where to start and she was looking for something simple, I decided to focus on just one herb– mainly my favorite herb I couldn’t live without! Seriously, if I was to go to a proverbial “desert island” and if I could choose only one herb, it would definitely be fennel and it’s really fantastic as a part of your daily self-care practice for wellness and overall health. However, remember that when it comes to specific conditions you wish to treat (even with natural therapies and herbs) you always should seek advice from a qualified health practitioner (in this case- phytotherapist/herbalist or a naturopathic doctor). With that being said, if you are interested in creating more physical well-being, alkalize with natural herbs, and embrace more of a caffeine-free, alkaline lifestyle- read on!
5 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Turmeric
I always say that healthy eating can be made really delicious and exciting as long as you add a few magic ingredients. Herbs and spices are just great for that. In this short post, I want to encourage you to spice up your meals and your smoothies with turmeric. Not only will it help you conjure up some really amazingly-tasting dishes but it will also add to your overall health and wellness. If you are looking for a simple ingredient with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and pH balancing properties, read on.I will show you both the “why’s” as well as the practical “how’s”. Let’s dive into it!
6 Reasons to Practice Meditation and Mindfulness
The best thing about meditation is that everyone can practice it and that it can always be personalized. Once you have gotten the basics of it, you can always take it with you. You can do it whenever you want and wherever you want. You will also see that if you try it and if you make it your habit, you’ll be wondering who you could ever live without it. Regular meditation practise is also something that I recommend in my post: “12 Simple Ways to Restore Your Energy Levels in 1 Week or Less” as one of the crucial steps on your path to holistic wellness. The step number one is just to sit down, relax, close your eyes and breathe. Don’t do anything else. Just breathe and observe your body and mind. Don’t judge your reactions. Just observe them. Immerse yourself in holistic relaxation. In this short article, I will show you the biggest benefits of meditation (with a scientific proof) so that you feel inspired to get started or, if you already meditate regularly, keep on track and take it to the next level!