Let’s Quit Smoking!

 

It is better to be late than sorry! Eh?  Al hale to the decision of smoking cessation. But wait; are you scared of the whole process? And do you think it’s going to be nearly impossible? Is it due to the fact that you tried quitting twice, but no success? Well, not anymore! There’s nothing in the world without solution unless you have an attitude to fix it.

You will surely thank me once you are done with the rest of the reading.

1.      Get your butts moving!

Our mind is such a system that if it’s kept busy you might never indulge in the things which aren’t healthy for you and it would be a cherry on top if this includes physical activity. Starting a work regime helps you to quit smoking. As our attention gets diverted, it is less likely that you think of having a cigarette.

It is advised to start with one and a half hour of workout preferably with some moderate exercises like walking in fresh air as it gives positivity overtaken by the usage of tobacco or you can try yoga as well. For better results group exercises are recommended.

2.      The yummy yet healthy Carrots

Munching on fresh fruits and veggies can be a better and healthy alternative in quitting smoking says a recent study. It is our brain which stays busy while we dig on a fruit / veggie, having carrots is one of the best ways for doing so as it reduces the frequency of smoking cigs one could possibly have in a day. While you eat a bowl, your mind stays busy allowing you to forget about the damn cigarette also getting beta carotene and fibers in return which prevents constipation.

3.      A Helping Hand

Support is what you need in such journeys. Talking to a friend about quitting smoking or even getting sessions from a counselor can really help you in achieving the goal. Once you hear the positive feedback and motivation given by others, the mind automatically shifts from a NO to a YES for quitting such deadly habit. So go and talk!

4.      The Saving

Start saving the money you spend on cigarette every time you crave for it. Soon you will find a box filled with money enough for good shopping or treating yourself with a lavish dinner or movie or it may help you in your finances as well.

5.      The Switch

Getting our facts correct, the nicotine and other deadly compounds which get inside our body make sure we never go away from smoking ever. It would not be an over statement if we call vaping or nicotine free e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking and all hale to the advancement of technology which has made it possible.  Controlling your intake of nicotine and actually helping yourself in quitting this habit slowly and gradually, electronic cigarettes can help you in doing so.

According to a recent survey, out of 7,326 vapers 85% quit smoking successfully, while 50% reported reduction in craving by 50%. This is just because e-cigs provides you with the option of having the amount of nicotine you require by choosing the one out of the array of e-liquids available in the market. Thus, it can be said that you can find your “customized e-cigs” by selecting the nicotine level.  Vaping makes it easier for you to first control the amount of nicotine you are taking in which can be easily and gradually control by reducing the level with the selection of a less percentage of it every week or every month ultimately leading you to the zero nicotine level thus helping in quitting the deadly habit forever.

So stop cigarettes and start vaping for a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing!

CBD Oil: The Misunderstood Performance Enhancing Nutraceutical

 

Marijuana is currently gaining buzz again due to changing laws in regards to its use and distribution. With many different studies being done to confirm its various benefits, it is no surprise there is an increase in curiosity and interest about marijuana and the different chemicals found within the plant.

One of these said chemicals is Cannabidiol (CBD), now sold on the market as CBD oil or hemp oil. This substance, like others found in marijuana, have benefits for mental and overall health of  individuals consuming it. However, what is not often mentioned is that CBD also have unique  benefits that are especially suitable for athletes, something that cannot be said about other chemicals found in Marijuana such as the psychoactive THC.

Unfortunately, even though there are already legitimate CBD oil products out there, it is still getting a bad reputation due to it being associated with marijuana. However, times are changing, and few people are aware that CBD is now widely used and even available on Amazon. For a quick overview of what’s on the market, check out our article here: www.anabolichealth.com/cbd-oil-for-sale/

So now let’s first set one thing straight…

CBD IS NOT WEED

CBD or Cannabidiol is just one of the 113 chemical compounds naturally found in marijuana, which are collectively known as cannabinoids. This chemical compound will not get you high.

The chemical responsible for weed’s mind altering effect is the chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is just one of the other cannabinoids in weed.

These two chemicals share a similarity in the sense that both of them interact with the same cannabinoid receptors in the body. However, it is only THC that directly stimulates cannabinoid receptors. CBD only indirectly interacts with these receptors in an action known as modulation.

Moreover, CBD counteracts the mind-altering effects of the THC cannabinoid. This makes the strains high in CBD unpopular for recreational users of marijuana that are just chasing a high.

So, how does CBD exactly benefit your body’s athletic performance?

Regulates Cortisol Levels

When your body is under stress (like after a workout), it releases the hormone cortisol to reduce inflammation and help muscle protein synthesis. However, excessive cortisol has been found to make it difficult to increase the size and strength of muscles, since it promotes muscle breakdown, increased water retention and belly-fat accumulation. Because of this, serious bodybuilders have always taken it upon themselves to control their levels of cortisol.

With CBD, one can moderate these effects as the chemical has been found to reduce cortisol levels, even when they are at its highest levels during the day. Furthermore, studies have found that individuals who consumed CBD oil have lower cortisol levels after a Trier Social Stress Test, which suggests that CBD interferes with cortisol production. With CBD, the undesirable effects of cortisol can be reduced.

Improves Sleep Quality

One requirement for good results from a bodybuilding program includes getting quality sleep. And, if you have sleep disorders, this is made even more difficult due to your body producing more cortisol, poorly storing glycogen which results in lowered athletic performance, and/or decreased levels of human growth hormone (HGH).

Provided you take it in the right dose, CBD oil can improve insomnia, increase total sleep time, and help those suffering from chronic pain to sleep better. However, keep in mind that taking doses smaller than that of the recommended therapeutic levels can result in effects similar to caffeine and other stimulants. In other words, small doses keeps you awake, while larger helps you sleep.

Suppresses the Appetite

Contrary to marijuana’s association with hunger or the “munchies”, CBD oil can actually suppress one’s appetite. This is due to cannabidiol being an effective CB1 receptor blocker, which is the one responsible for triggering the hunger and appetite hormone Ghrelin. Furthermore, in animal test subjects consuming CBD it was found that they have increased levels of Leptin, which is the hormone responsible for giving us the feelings of satiety and fullness of appetite.

With CBD oil, you can have better control of your appetite, which allows you to have better control over your macronutrient intake. And, with better macronutrient control, you will have an easier time hitting your body composition goals, including weight loss and bodybuilding.

Fights Inflammation

If you’ve heard of inflammation before, you might be familiar with how it is the cause of most chronic diseases. However, it can also have an immediate effect on your body’s athletic performance, which can keep you from performing your best during your workouts and training sessions.

CBD oil has been found to relieve inflammation in the joints, intestines, blood vessels, and the nervous system. This benefit is very important as unchecked inflammation in said respective areas of the body could eventually lead to conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and various chronic mental and nerve illness. As regards to bodybuilding, with CBD oil, you can prevent injury pertaining to joints and ensure optimum nutrient absorption and muscle response throughout your nervous system.

Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Even if your macros are on point, too much insulin can mess up your muscle gains into fat gains insteadt. So, if you have difficulty burning off unwanted fat or building muscle, you might have significantly low insulin sensitivity.

This is where CBD oil can help you. The use of CBD oil has been found to decrease levels of insulin. With lower levels of insulin, your body can get its insulin sensitivity back and have better response to the said hormone when it is actually needed, such as when consuming a bowl of rice or oats.

The Catch

Unfortunately, CBD is difficult for the body to absorb, which shows only 6% absorption in tests. This is why there is still a long way to go for CBD products, especially with the current absence of independent testing standards.

However, research has shown that administering CBD through inhalation and sublingual methods are the most effective way for absorption. So, make sure to purchase a product that can be administered as such.

Moreover, taking CBD with dietary fats (like coconut oil) and ingredients containing curcumin (like turmeric) has shown to improve CBD absorption. And also add black pepper to the mix for improved curcumin absorption, this way you’ll reap maximum benefits from both.

All Natural and Not Synthetic

CBD oil is an all natural substance and is free of any synthetic additives. This means that no one, including big pharma, can monopolize, through patents, its distribution to the market. Which is also why it is not marketed more.

Of course, especially with its low rate of bioavailability, you would have to take special note of the ingredients that come with it and the purity of the product. And, naturally, you would also have to consider where the source of the CBD was grown.

With this, you have to take a careful look of the different CBD oils available in the market. Remember, you usually get what you pay for and this also applies in the world of hemp supplements!

Vajrapradama Mudra To Build Trust And Overcome Uncertanities

vajrapradama for trust

Vajrapradama Mudra to build trust and address uncertainties

This mudra is a gesture of unwavering trust. Vajrapradama Mudra works with cosmic energy and gives a sense of security.

How to do Vajrapradama Mudra

Vajrapradama Mudra for trust

Vajrapradama Mudra is very easy to do. Just cross the fingers of both hands in front of your chest.

Meaning of Vajrapradama And Benefits

As we all know, reliable and fundamental trust is the foundation of everything in the world. It is also the basis for a healthy self-confidence. When the adversity of life touches us, and we surround ourselves with negativity, then we feel or think at that moment that we can not deal with the situation and begin to doubt ourselves.

We do not feel secure and believe that we are unable to deal with everything that happens. But what is the difference if we feel capable of doing something when we are weak and incompetent?

If we look at things more closely, we find out how vital internal strength is to our self-confidence.

Guidelines for the efficient results of mudras.

When we are weak, it does not matter how insecure it is. There are various methods to develop our inner power, such as mudras, meditation, physical exercises, and breathing exercises.

Why do we lose confidence in ourselves and feel insecure?

The reason why we feel weak and insecure is that our connection with the cosmic consciousness is lost.
There is a negativity around us that drains us of positivity. Then there should be a source of undetermined positivity that can provide continuous positivity. This origin can only be divine.
So it is essential to be in touch with the last source of positive energy. We have to change a thought and believe that it can change your life.

Just make sure that the Divine is always there to help you and save you. This thought can change your life, I have experienced miracles in my life with this one idea. Whenever I am trapped between two things, I feel that I can do nothing now to change things. I just raise my hands and say to God, “I’ve done everything for me … now the rest is in your hands … please take care …

About mudras

Mudras are gestures with the hands that affect the body’s energy. In the East, mudras have been used for thousands of years. Mudras have a balancing effect on five elements. It is said that the mudras can balance the elements in 45 minutes. It is advisable to do Mudra for 45 minutes a day.

Amazing Health Benefits Of Oiling The Navel

health benefits of oiling the navel

health benefits of oiling the navel

Oil of the navel is an ancient practice that has been lost in the frantic pace of a modern day. The navel is considered to be an essential center of the body in physical and spiritual health practices such as yoga, tai chi, and qigong. There are more than 72,000 nerve endings behind the belly button. Besides the navel, the pelvic floor is the only other body point with similar nerve endings. The stimulation of the navel through lubrication eliminates dryness in the body and is useful for the treatment of various conditions.

Oil the navel is a simple exercise. Take 3-4 drops of the recommended oil and massage for 5 minutes and around the navel, rub the excess oil with a cloth after the massage. The best time for this is after a bath or at bedtime.

The three incredible benefits of oiling the navel are

Lubricating the belly button with mustard oil soothes dry lips and chapped skin. You will notice a new glow within two weeks of starting this exercise.

Grease the navel with coconut oil or cow’s milk Ghee (clarified butter) helps with vision problems, dry eyes, dry skin and brittle nails. Fat with ghee is incredibly useful in treating an umbilical hernia in babies. It takes less than a week to heal an umbilical hernia with this method; Pediatricians will not have a practical solution to treat umbilical hernias from now on.

Oil the navel with castor oil to relieve joint pain.
The oil used to grease the navel must be extracted by the natural method of cold pressing; The long-term benefits arise from the long-term use of lubrication technology.

Benefits of Drinking Tea

 

Tea isn’t just your regular drink, it has many health benefits as well. After water, tea is said to be the most consumed and loved drink. Around 80% of Americans prefer tea over any other drink. There are said to be 1500 types of different varieties of tea grown around the world. You need to be aware of benefits of different teas so you can pick one that provides you the maximum benefits.

 

The fact that tea contains no sugar, fat or sodium, makes it beneficial for the body, mind and skin. It also prevents and reduces the risk of many life taking diseases such as different types of cancers etc.

Let’s dive into the benefits that tea provides us:

Tea Improves Our Skin

 Chamomile: Our skin is our largest organ. It does not only protect our inner system but also helps us look beautiful. You tend to feel less confident when you have a dull skin. Tea can help you in this regard.

There are many reasons behind dull skin, including the kind of food you consume and the overall lifestyle you live. A lack of sleep shows on your face in the form of a dull skin. Similarly, if you consume oily foods you will have acne and other such problems. Tea can help you overcome these issues.

Chamomile is a type of tea which is known for its relaxing properties. It is also good for red and irritated skin. This tea helps you sleep as it relaxes your mind and takes away the stress, something that contributed to an unhealthy skin. When you sleep your metabolism resets which is a good thing for your body, especially for your skin. Chamomile is also rich in quercetin which protects your skin from harmful UV rays.

 Jasmine: Acne is a problem that can leave anyone frustrated. People have been found using medications and ointments to cure acne but it just won’t go. If nothing works, you should consider turning to jasmine tea. It helps treat skin problems like acne and eczema. It does so by reducing the production of oil in the skin and balancing the hormones in the body.

Green Tea: When you have dull skin, green tea is your companion. It not only helps you rebuild dead skin cells but the catechins in green tea also help you fight harmful sun rays.

Black Tea: Weight gain is one of the most annoying factors a human being has to face. According to reports, obesity is one of the biggest problems of today’s America, and we are spending thousands on ways to lose weight. This includes joining the gym, changing our diet etc.

While all this works, there is another solution in the form of black tea. This type of tea contains antioxidants that strengthen your immune system. Having black tea on a regular basis can help you shed many pounds of fat without the need to exercise and burn calories. However, it works better when you have an overall healthy lifestyle.

Tea Improves Our Health

Besides skin benefits, tea has many other health benefits as well. Camellia Sinensis is the tea plant where we get our tea from. It is said to enhance our brain power because it is rich in L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes concentration and relaxation of the mind. The highest levels of L-theanine are found in green tea and white tea.

Some teas are said to fight diseases like cancers, heart diseases, diabetes as well. You can also have a steady blood sugar level when you regularly consume tea. Stomach ache and intestine issues are hard to endure and sucks life out of a person, green tea contains a friendly bacteria which is released in the intestine, and helps to regulate the bowel moment and relax the intestinal walls.

Stress is the number one reason for a person to fall sick, have bad skin and weak memory. Regular intake of tea helps to fight stress and relax a person, thus keeping him/her away from potential diseases and conditions.

Verdict

Drinking tea has benefits more than you can imagine and having regular tea can help you stay healthy and beautiful.