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4 Herbal Teas YOU NEED for Weight Loss and Improving Your Health

Matcha Green Tea (Organic)                       Matcha powdered green tea boosts metabolism and burns calories!  It also has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea.   One cup of Matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content.  Matcha Tea is best blended with a dedicated Bamboo Matcha Whisk to bring out the smooth creaminess in the tea (also available at Nature's Temple). Jasmine Green Tea (Organic) A subtle, sweet and fragrant green tea, Jasmine Green Tea can increase the body's metabolism, rejuvenates the skin, improves blood circulation, lowers cholesterol and reduces stress. Chyrsanthemum Tea This gorgeous tea has a number of impressive health benefits, including its ability to protect your heart, boost your immune system, improve vision, calm your nerves, lower inflammation, strengthen your bones, and treat respiratory issues,...

Magnesium: A Vital Nutrient for All Children

Magnesium is an important and necessary element for human health.  It is the second most abundant electrolyte in the body within the cells (the first being potassium), and the fourth most common mineral after calcium, potassium and sodium. The human cells will die without adequate magnesium and low levels will affect over 300 enzymatic systems in the body.  These are crucial factors needed in the growth, development and brain development of children for protein synthesis, DNA and RNA production, Vitamin B1 activation and the utilization of other important nutrients such as Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Vitamin D Magnesium deficiency is widespread in children.  Unfortunately, if left untreated, it inevitably leads to many physical and mental health concerns which stem from metabolic dysregulation of the deficiency. Important for...

Simple Guide to Liver Cleansing

Your health and well-being depends on how well your body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, the majority of people are in desperate need of a serious detox. A liver cleanse is a great way to do this. One of the main ways that the body rids itself of toxins is through the liver. In fact, the liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It works tirelessly to detoxify our blood; produce the bile needed to digest fat; break down hormones; and store essential vitamins, minerals and iron. When liver function is not optimal, we cannot digest our food properly, especially fats. Some of the essential functions of the liver include: Processing nutrients absorbed by the intestines...

Tame your Gout with Herbs that Support the Kidney and Urinary System

If you suffer from gout, you know that it can cause strong pain, joint stiffness, and swelling.  But there are herbs that will help your kidneys and urinary system to work better and reduce your symptoms. What is Gout? Gout is actually a form of arthritis.  But this form of arthritis is specifically caused by excess uric acid in the blood.  This excess acid forms crystals of uric acid in the joints causing pain. The most common area to experience gout is the big toe, though it can affect any joint in the body.  People with gout typically experience a sudden attack of pain that has no warning. Medical doctors will typically prescribe medications to reduce the inflammation and help prevent flare ups.  It’s also important to treat these...

High Blood Pressure and Top Tips to Lower It

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)? Being a combination of systolic and diastolic pressure, systolic pressure represents blood force, or pressure, while the heart is beating and diastolic pressure stands for blood pressure when the heart is at rest. Systolic pressure is always the first or top measurement in a blood pressure reading. In a reading of 130/80, 130 represents systolic pressure and 80 represents diastolic pressure. In prehypertension, systolic numbers range from 120–129 and diastolic numbers are less than 80.   Blood pressure ranges include:  Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg Prehypertension: Systolic between 120–129 and diastolic less than 80 Stage 1 high blood pressure: Systolic between 130–139 or diastolic between 80–89 Stage 2 high blood pressure: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg High blood pressure happens when the pressure on the arteries...

Anxiety Solved – Nature’s Top Picks

Do you ever have constant worry niggling at the back of your mind?  Wondering if you’re ever going to get everything done?  Wondering how you’re going to meet that deadline at work, remember the numerous appointments, meetings and responsibilities of family life?  Are you constantly running the kids from ‘A’ to ‘B’ and then remembering what time to pick them up whilst also wondering what to cook for dinner, get to the shops to pick up the ingredients, take the dog to the vet, get some cleaning done and pay the bills – all in the space of 8 hours? And that’s only one small part of it. Retired people also suffer from anxiety but for a multitude of different reasons. Anxiety is not only a silent epidemic...

Preventing Gut Upsets During Your Travels

Going on holidays is always fun if not a bit stressful to start off with.  Planning that relaxing or adventurous holiday takes a lot of care and consideration into what needs to be done to pull it off so that everyone has an enjoyable time. But how many of us actually think about taking preventative measures with our gut health before we go? Firstly, start taking off by taking along a good probiotic that has a protective strain of good bacteria in it. This helps to reduce the instances of bad bacteria getting into your gut.  This can happen for any number of reasons, and just a few of them could be due to the water quality, tainted foods (it only takes one little bite of food...

Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient For Heart And Bone Health 

Most people have heard about vitamin K but few know that it comes in two forms: Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is one of the vitamins that researchers are finding out are great for your bone health and for your heart. It is as important as taking calcium when it comes to improving bone health. Research has found a link between vitamin K2 and calcium. It turns out that without the addition of vitamin K2 in your diet or as a supplement, you can’t regulate calcium levels and bone health suffers. In addition, those who have decreased levels of vitamin K2 in the diet put themselves at a greater risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. People who have insufficient calcium in their bones get osteoporosis...

10 Ways Exercise Boosts Your Self Confidence

All of us want to feel good about ourselves. When we are confident, we feel better emotionally and mentally.  This reflects in a very positive way in our behaviors, and improves our quality of life, with everything from personal relationships to our professional endeavors. Therefore, anything, which can help boost our self-confidence, is good for us. One of the best ways to boost your self-confidence is by exercising regularly. This not only good for self-assurance but has great health benefits. So how can exercise boost self-confidence? Here Are 10 Ways How Exercising Boosts Your Confidence Weight Control. Exercising along with healthy eating is the best way to control weight or lose weight. This is all about energy intake and energy burning. Obviously, if you burn more energy than...

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Interestingly, the calories your body takes in may not be the same as the calories your body uses. A 2500 calorie per day diet may cause some people to gain weight, while a 2500 calorie per day diet consisting of different foods may cause no weight gain or even a weight loss. It all depends on how the calories are counted and on how your body digests those calories. How Calorie Count Is Measured Calories are the units of energy we use every day to measure the food intake we eat. One calorie is the amount of energy necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at normal atmospheric pressure. Calories In Food When we talk about calories in food, we are actually...