How to Stay Healthy in Unhealthy Environments
I recently got an email from a reader and they wanted to confide in me about a problem that is not uncommon- how to stay motivated and carry on your health journey if everyone around you does the opposite? That person told me she enjoyed a healthy, plant-based inspired lifestyle for more than 10 years…Then, because of her work/ business, she was forced to move to a rather depressing part of her country where most people are not at all interested in any holistic transformation. Not to mention any basic self-care. Now, it takes her more than an hour to drive to get some healthy stuff. In the local stores in her area, people actually conform to unhealthy foods because, again, most people don’t care what they eat. To make things worse- she feels laughed at whenever she shows any interest for a healthy lifestyle…In the end, she put on weight, got a bit depressed and asked me for support to get back on track. She asked me for tips and resources on living a healthy life in an unhealthy town…how to break free from bad environments….In her own words: “I can’t even find yoga-it’s that bad. I guess I’ve hit rock bottom and am just looking for support in any way. I appreciate all you do and put out into the world” Continue reading
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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
Successful Goal Setting with Mike Brown
The following is the guest post by my friend Mike from GoalHit.net.
His website is all about motivation, fitness, goals, personal development, productivity, and mindset. Mike got in touch with me after bumping into my book: “Motivation in 7 Simple Steps“. This is how I discovered his work and received tons of value from his content. This guy has a strong passion for helping others create happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, and his mission never stops!
In this post, Mike shares his personal story and how he managed to succesfully transform his body and enjoy the process. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! Continue reading
Easy & Refreshing Alkaline Soup Recipe Anyone Can Make!
What makes this soup special? It’s easy, fresh, extremely alkalyzing and great for warm days! Cucumbers are very good for flushing out toxins from the body and therefore aiding weight loss, they also help to provide the skin with essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium and silicone (this is what makes them super alkaline!). Garlic not only adds great flavour to this soup, but it is another great food for detoxing your system, and the capsicum in the chili adds to the immune-boosting benefits of this soup. Lime juice helps to improve digestion and so it further aids in detoxing the system and boosting weight loss. Coconut water is high in electrolytes and is known to be the ultimate thirst quencher. Fantastic after streneous workouts! This cold alkaline soup is incredibly refreshing on a hot afternoon. It can also be combined with some cooked food, as a side dish, it’s up to you! Continue reading
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.
Re-connect with Your Body, Mind, and Soul and Do What’s Right for You. And ONLY FOR YOU.
I always say that the simplest solutions are usually the best. I really believe it’s true. It’s just that US, humans have this weird talent to overcomplicate things. For years, I believed that in order to master health, I needed to know all about the latest diets and super foods or spend tons of money on spas, coaches, extravagant healers, exotic supplements and herbs from the other side of the world. I believed I did not know enough. Yesterday’s superfood becomes today’s banned food. The latest research shows you should cut off this and that. But the guru Xxx says you will thrive if you add more of it into your diet and that it can prevent cancer. OMG! Too much information…Yet too much information can produce scarcity. I am just about to show you how.
Old Naturopathy Tricks to Restore Your Energy Fast
Welcome to the second episode of our Alkaline Superfoods Adventures. In case you have missed my previous post: Alkaline Superfoods- A Common Sense Approach to Wellness and Health, check it out here. It will hopefully keep you entartained with a few of my “nutritional rants” and give you a quick understanding of what the Alkaline Diet and Lifestyle really are. No starvation. No guilt trips. No unrealistic cleanses. No magical Ph cures or fixes. Just common sense. There is no point in overcomplicating our lives. Here at Holistic Wellness Project we make it easy, and we also take care of your emotional wellness. It’s not only about what you eat but also about how you live. Now, after the first episode of our Superfoody Adventures, we already know that alkaline superfoods are packed with minerals and vitamins that provide your body with optimal health and energy. We know that it’s not about expensive fad supplements and foods that are difficult to find and to pronounce.You can easily find the most nutritios alkaline superfoods at your local grocery store and stay healthy on a budget.
How to Fit in a Workout With a Busy Schedule
The following is a guest post by my friend Danny Sparks from www.WorkoutTrainingReview.com. Danny is really passionate about helping people transform their bodies and create vibrant health even on busy schedules. Read on to discover his best recommendations and start getting fit before 2016. There is no reason to wait for 2016!
We have all been at the workout crossroad – when the alarm goes off at 3:30am, because you were determined the night before to workout this morning. That crossroad between squeezing in a workout before heading off to work, or hitting the snooze button and sleeping in an extra hour…
Everyday Alkaline Superfoods That Will Make You Unstoppable
Many of us have heard the term “alkaline superfoods” at this point (sounds faddish) but do we really have an understanding of what they are? Is it about expensive supplements that are difficult to find and to pronounce? Is it about some magical green cures? Nope. In my previous article Alkaline Superfoods: Energize Yourself Fast we concluded that Alkaline Superfoods are (in most cases) simple, everyday, common-sense foods that your granny probably told you to eat more of (like spinach for example). They are packed with minerals and vitamins that provide your body with optimal health and energy. The good news? You can easily find them at your local grocery store and stay healthy on a budget. Let’s start by taking a closer look at what is so special about these foods, and then go onto examine specific choices (the superfoods of the superfoods) that should be added to your diet. I will also help you with the practical part and motivation- how to create amazing recipes to help your body with optimal nutrition.
Quinoa: The Best Common-Sense Super Food You Can Possibly Get!
I know that many people out there are scared of all kinds of grains and carbohydrates. But they forget that there are also so called “good grains” (or: “ancient grains”) and good carbohydrates. My favorite ones include brown rice and quinoa, especially quinoa (it’s easier and faster to prepare than brown rice). If you have never tried quinoa before, it’s time to change it. If you are like me, and you love creating quinoa dishes, you will re-enforce your healthy habits and learn a few interesting facts about quinoa grain (it will surely make you crave some more!).