Proper Breathing – key to good health!
Like to know a simple way to reduce snoring, asthma(& other breathing problems), sinus/congestion problems, tiredness, stress, colds/infections, free radical damage etc etc and …increase/improve mind-body integration, mental clarity, concentration, fat metabolism, the health of your spine & all your vital ‘internal’ organs…etc etc?
It’s all possible, simply by BREATHING how Nature intended.
Life these days is full of requests for our time, energy & expertise. As we like to be needed and feel that we are ‘giving’ to others, we can quickly find ourselves using up all our time…and thus having none left for ourselves.
Once we know our priorities (the ‘most important’ things in our life), one of the keys to our success, is having the ability (& the self-esteem!) to ‘say NO’ to excessive demands/requests.
Ayurvedic Cold Water Evils – Mark speaking at the Melbourne Convention Centre on the problems of drinking cold water re; Constipation, Weight Gain, Arthritis … and why Asians (Chinese) always drink warm or hot water/tea
The French Paradox – how eating should be !!!
Wish you could eat like the French – lots of oil, cheeses, creams, wines and still be slim and healthy? Well you can, you just need to …..eat like the French!!!
This is taken from an article written some time ago. It’s quite detailed, so I’ve highlighted main points if you just want to scan.
Ayurvedic Wisdom – Eating ‘Light’ at Night
The evening meal – a key to super energy, good sleep and weight loss … or to sickness and suffering
Food that we do not digest by the time we go to bed sows the seeds of sickness and disease.
If there was a pill that could give us up to 50% more energy, significantly reduce our risk of chronic disease and almost guarantee a healthy weight for the rest of our life, many people would probably pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars for it. Ironically, 90 – 95% of us (Westerners) do something each and every day that, if changed, could deliver all the above benefits and more. It doesn’t take any more time out of one’s day, actually saves money, and is a hallmark of the healthiest, longest living people throughout time. It is the most basic, simple, yet rarely followed wisdom of ‘eating light at night’.
Christmas: a time to rest, relax and have a good time!
Christmas – The most important thing at this time of year is to rest, relax and just have a good time.
If you’ve been busy during the year your nervous system will have accumulated stresses & fatigue you may not even be aware of. Rather than thinking you have to ‘get healthy’ straight away it’s actually more important to understand that the health of our nervous system is more important than anything else…and the nervous system is rejuvenated best by things like mental rest, joy & laughter.
So don’t worry about diets or exercise regimes now. Put your feet up, indulge a little (during the DAY not at night best), totally forget about work for a while and just enjoy spending as much time being with those you love, catching up with friends etc – We’ll help get those extra kilo’s off in the New Year.
If you are lucky enough to be in good health & spending time with people you love at this time of year, treasure it and spare a thought for those who are aren’t so blessed.
Proper Sleep – the keys to healthy slumber!
Would you like the worlds most powerful drug for reducing stress, completely detoxing & rejuvenating your whole mind & body, preventing premature aging, and almost guaranteeing a long, healthy life. Well, the reality is, you already ‘naturally’, have access to something that does all that everyday…and it has no side effects & doesn’t cost a cent. It’s called ……..’Proper Sleep’.
And the best thing for Proper Sleep, is arguably the world’s oldest, most prescribed health advice of all time.
Most people greatly underestimate the effect travel (particularly flying), has on their body. The combination of being out of routine, pressurised (dehydrating) cabins, poor food (if you can call airline food, food), being seated for extended periods & possibly added stress of rushing for flights/flight changes etc, can really take it’s toll – especially if you have to travel regularly.
I would put regular/long air travel (without the below measures to reduce to negative effects) as one of the top ways to ‘age’ your body prematurely. From the ‘pulse reading’ assessment, I used as a consultant, by far the most out of balance physiologies I ever felt, were those of Flight Attendants.
So we’ve put together 10 Top Tips for Healthy Happy Travel – How to travel without compromising your health.
Do you have trouble getting to sleep, get to sleep but wake up during the night or think you sleep well yet don’t wake up refreshed?
We did a seminar with some night shift workers. As they have to sleep during the day, and thus miss their body’s natural sleep rejuvenation cycle, getting good-quality sleep is really important for them.
While there are many possible causes of not sleeping well, one that came up (and often overlooked), is how certain foods/drinks can adversely affect your sleep. So we thought we’d outline some of the main foods to avoid/reduce, for the 3 main types of disturbed sleep.
What’s stopping you from ZZZZZZZZZZsleeping?
Here are ten tips for more settled, blissful sleep:
1. Eat three meals during the day – breakfast, lunch around noon and an early dinner.
2. Do regular balanced exercise – modern research also confirms that moderate exercise can help improve sleep.
3. Try to go to bed by 10 p.m., during the drowsy (Ayurvedic Kapha) time of night, so that your mind can settle down faster.
Eat light dinners to make your mornings brighter!
According to the time-tested principles of Ayurvedic medicine eating heavy, hard to digest foods at night is the seed for all disorders – from fatigue, excess weight through to serious disease.
These problems are magnified if also eating late. Eating a ‘light’ dinner (according to appetite) reasonably early (digested by the time you go to bed) is one of the single most important things you can do for your lifelong health, happiness and personal performance.
Fruits at Work – an inexpensive way to boost staff performance
Despite being one of the simplest & cheapest ways of improving our health & work performance, I’m amazed at how few people actually get around to doing it. Here are some tips for a healthier, happier workplace.
Food Labelling – Do You Know What You’re Eating?
Food Ingredient Lists…Beware:
If food companies really had your health and best interests at heart, why do you think they never tell you in plain English, what is actually in their product? Because you most likely wouldn’t buy it.
Here is a few ingredient list items that are currently being used to pull the wool over your eyes. Watch out for them.
The 80% Rule – how effective is it?
Ever felt frustrated that you just can’t do everything you are ‘meant’ to, in order to be ‘healthy’? Do you even get to the point where you create ‘more stress’ trying to fit all the ‘healthy’ things into your life?
Well, I can assure you, that you are not alone…and I have a funny little story that has a lesson that I’m sure will help.
COMPULSORY reading for all MEN. It might help make you a better partner/ boss/ friend…so read on. Just skip to The ‘Tips for Men’ section at bottom if you don’t want/can’t handle, the details.
Think of 3 letters that spark anguish into the mind of any woman in their middle years… P.M.S. While this can be a popular topic for jokes, it’s certainly no laughing matter for any woman who gets it (or their partners!). As I believe most people (men & women), don’t fully appreciate the seriousness of the ‘health affects’ associated with this ‘imbalance’, now we look at one way both ‘men’ & women can help alleviate the many problems associated with PMS.
Spring Clean – not only your house but your body too !!!
Spring is the best time of year not only for cleaning your brick house but also for your more important house – your body.
So we have some tips for some ‘internal’ spring cleaning to help you feel great inside & out.
Be a Big Kid – a de-stressing idea!!!
One great way to quickly restore balance & enjoying good health is to completely experience the ‘present moment’ – in a ‘transcendent’ way, not a stressed way.
Funnily enough, by far the best teachers/examples of this are young children. Before we ‘grow up’ too much, a young child’s world is full of fascination, wonder & innocence (lack of judgement/labels). To observe this state of unbounded freedom & simple joyousness actually helps that same health producing ‘vibration’ resonate within us.
I’ve just been spraying my face with rose water, massaging my temples with almond oil and looking at the green plant on my desk. Weird huh? Well maybe not. Do you get sore eyes from looking at your computer all day? Do you get headaches, or worse, is your eyesight deteriorating? Over stimulation of the eyes (especially from computers) is a common cause of long term eye problems as well as strain and fatigue short term.
The good news is that there is a simple solution…pick up your computer…and throw it out the window!!!
This is just a simple reminder for anyone looking to lose weight.The most important thing in losing weight is to…..NOT TO FOCUS ON LOSING WEIGHT.
Focusing solely on ‘what we weigh’ is a recipe for disaster and often results in compromising our health.
Everyone of us is different, and you have a healthy (ideal) weight range for your particular body type – pre-determined genetically.Some people are naturally slim – these are the people with a ‘high metabolism – commonly known in scientific/technical terminology as ………….’BASTARDS’.Others are NATURALLY of a bigger build (the ‘cuddlies’). This is perfectly normal & healthy for them.