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.
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
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’.
Video of Mark in Port Dougles speaking on Riding Nature’s Rhtyhm and Maximising Personal Performance through the Daily Cycles
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.
4. Eliminate or restrict severely the intake of stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol.
5. Wear comfortable clothing to bed — organic cotton is highly recommended .
6. Avoid hot, spicy foods at dinner.
7. Do not bring work-related material into the bedroom.
8. Keep your bedroom dark or very dimly lit.
9. A gentle massage of hands, feet and neck before bed can aid relaxation.
10. In bed, take long, deep, easy breaths, letting your mind and body relax.
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.
Winter Hibernation- what Mother Nature intended!
Do you ever get tired of trying to be a dynamic, high energy, high activity person all year round? Well the good news is, you not only don’t need to be, but it’s actually healthier if you don’t try to be. That’s right. You see, the ancient science of Ayurveda explains that just as there are daily ‘rejuvenation’ cycles (you can’t be dynamic during the day if you don’t get proper rest at night), there are also powerful ‘seasonal’ cycles of rest & activity.
While spring & summer is a time for more activity and dynamism, winter is the exact opposite – a time for more rest… a bit more ‘Hibernation’!!! Just as the rest of ‘Nature’ quietens down (hibernates) during Winter to prepare (re-balance) for the warmer months, we humans are designed to do the same though not necessarily to the same degree.
Emotional or Physical Health – which one is more important??
Do you think that there are 10 things, far more important for your health than eating the right food or exercising regularly etc?
Backed up by both modern & ancient health science research and based on the now irrefutable truth that, your ’emotional health’ is far more important long-term than physically ‘being healthy’- having the ideal diet etc (that is still good), we have devised a special list of ’10 more important things for a healthy, happy life than proper food & exercise’. We will send out one of these regularly, starting today. We hope you enjoy.
Like to stay ‘eternally young’ and live a long, healthy life?
This is the first in our series of ’10 Key Things to Slow the Aging Process & Live a Long Life, without ‘Growing Old’. * inspired by a request from Susi Wright – the poor old thing turned 34 last week. We hope you enjoy.
Three people get stressed at work, one has a nervous breakdown, one has a heart attack and the other develops diabetes.
Why do three different people on the same exercise program get three completely different results?
Have you ever wondered why any of the millions of diets that have been invented, none ever work for everyone?
In fact, if you looked closely, you would find that any diet or exercise regime etc, works great for about one third of the population, is averagely successful for another third, and for the other third, they are downright damaging to one’s health.
Why is this so?
Sun Exposure & Vitamin D – Why You Need to Get Naked at Noon?
Did you know that getting some sun at the exact time most experts tell you NOT to – in the ‘middle of the day’ – may in fact be absolutely critical for your health!
With some great media coverage and work by groups such as the Australian Cancer Council over the last few years, most of us are now aware of the widespread problems associated with vitamin D deficiency. These include most common cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases such as asthma and multiple sclerosis, depression and many others.
However, what most people STILL don’t realise is that the commonly heard advice to get our sun exposure in either the early morning or late afternoon may greatly compromise our health.