Beauty tip – Goats milk for healthy skin

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For years, goats milk has been a staple in most cultures. Nutrinionally it is superior to cows milk because it contains more nutrients, vitamins, proteins and minerals. Its fat globules are smaller than those of cow’s milk, makng its absorption in the skin and digestive system faster and easier. Goats convert all carotenes in Vitamin A increasing its presence in the milk. Having smaller fat globules and more Vitamin A, goats milk is easier to be absorbed and made into cream. Continue reading “Beauty tip – Goats milk for healthy skin”

Beauty tip – Instant relaxation and stress relief with tea bags

 

 

One of quickest and simplest remedies of all to help get rid of any stress or tension is with the help of the humble teabag.

There are so many varieties available these days,especially online. Chocolate teabags are always a wonderfully sweet and warming choice.The republicoftea.com do a great range.

Lavender teabags can be used for ultimate relaxation.Amazon is a great place to find them as well as at bhuddateas.com.

Vanilla tea is another sweet treat and very comforting and calming. Twinings do a very popular vanilla tea.

Basil tea,often known as ‘holy basil’  is very stress relieving and uplifting.Basil is also great for mature skin and is good for the circulation.You can find them at iherb.com who also supply yogi teas honey and lavender stress relief tea bags. Continue reading “Beauty tip – Instant relaxation and stress relief with tea bags”

Ketosis diet low carb programs activate metabolism

Do you want to go on a Ketosis diet? Several popular diet plans are based on this principle. Atkins and South Beach are both diets which restrict carbs. This results in a ketosis diet. The theory behind a ketosis diet is that your body will burn fat rather than carbohydrates if you deprive it of almost all carbohydrate sources. This means limiting your carb intake to just 20 grams in some cases.

 

Normally, the carbohydrates in food are converted into glucose. The glucose is then transported through the body and is particularly important in fuelling the brain. However, if there are very little carbs in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. Thus, the body produces ketone bodies—a state known as ketosis.

Low Carb diets take advantage of this state of ketosis. Since cells in the body can use ketones for energy instead of glucose, and since ketones are easier to produce, only a small amount of glucose is created. In other words, ketosis is the more significant process in this case. Diets low in starches and sugars do not directly affect blood sugar levels significantly, meals tend to have little direct effect on insulin levels. These diets tend to discourage insulin production in general.

Additionally, many experts argue that a ketosis diet is more like the diet our bodies have evolved to use. Prior to the advent of agriculture just a few thousand years ago, the human body had millions of years of evolution which selected for a hunter gather lifestyle. Hunter gatherers had very few carbs in their diets. They may have had the original ketosis diet.

Dr. Robert Atkins first published the Atkins Diet Revolution in 1972 which set off the modern round of low carb dieting. At the time, its appeal was limited because so many scientists and doctors condemned it. Over time, though, it gained credibility and when he republished the book as Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, it set off a frenzy.

Soon other ketosis diet books appeared. These included the popular South Beach diet, Zone diet, and Protein Power.

While the scientific community still hasn’t acknowledged the value of the ketosis diet, they have started to make recommendations that people reduce the amount of carbohydrates in their diets. The medical community has stressed the importance of fiber in diets and recommended that children not drink juice on a regular basis.

While the popularity of ketosis diets has waned since it’s height in 2004, there are still many adherents. That’s because, for many people, low carb diets work when nothing else has before.

There has been much scientific research on low carb diets. There are many studies which show it works and many studies which show that it is dangerous. Because of these competing studies, advocates on both sides can pull up evidence that they are right.

Once you do your due diligence, you will be better able to decide whether to pursue a ketosis diet.

How To Make Bubble Bath With Inexpensive Ingredients

The luxury of soaking in a hot bath is a great stress reducer for many people. By adding certain scents, bubble bath, and essential oils to the bath water, we can create a totally relaxing experience or energize ourselves once again, depending on the products we use.

Unfortunately, many of the bath products available on the market are laced with harsh chemicals that can irritate our skin or even cause infections. You have to be careful in what you purchase and actually research your product choices carefully.

An alternative choice is to make your own bath products. By combining readily available ingredients along with a selection of essential oils, your bubble bath will help to enhance the softness of your skin, aid in stress reduction, and contribute to your mental health and well being. Continue reading “How To Make Bubble Bath With Inexpensive Ingredients”