Daily Habits and Health Longevity Tips

Our daily habits have an effect on our overall health. In this article, we look at how and why routine and habits can positively influence our health.

Establishing routine in our lives is key to better health. Routines need not be very rigid, but should serve as a general structure and will help with discipline. We tend to dislike routine in favour of the erroneous belief that we like to go with the flow and do things when we feel like it. The Taoist notion of going with the flow is definitely a worthy concept but it can only express itself in the context of a stable, peaceful, and grounded lifestyle.

continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Daily Habits and Health Longevity Tips

To Supplement or Not To Supplement?

To supplement or not to supplement. That is the dilemma. Supplements nowadays are big business and there are multitudes of them out there. The consumer is faced with many options from good old vitamins and minerals, to the all the rage superfoods. How to choose from this array of items that promise good health, vitality and vibrancy? The answer to this question is not a straightforward one but the following reasons might help you understand.

continue reading »

Posted in Seasonal Health Tips | Comments Off on To Supplement or Not To Supplement?

Health Tips for Spring and How to Adapt to the Season

Spring is well upon us. There is a great deal of back and fourth as nature tries to establish the new season; the effects of spring are under way and affecting all aspects of our being. Traditionally, spring equinox is a time of turmoil and sudden changes as the dormant energies of winter awaken and come up to the surface. In the process of awakening and rising to the surface, a lot can get dredged up. In a nutshell, spring can be a challenging time as far as general health is concerned.

continue reading »

Posted in Seasonal Health Tips | Comments Off on Health Tips for Spring and How to Adapt to the Season

Are Cleanses and Detox Programs Actually Good For You?

Often at this time of year, there seems to be a natural urge or desire to look into our health. This is usually prompted by the change of season as the environment around us comes out of the cold stagnancy of winter, we realize that somehow, instinctively, we do not seem to have what it takes to keep up with the change. Rather than feeling well given the change into spring, we are lagging behind, or perhaps just not feeling optimal. As always, the change of seasons will be a tricky time for most of us. If we have not been taking care of ourselves in winter by slowing down as nature would have liked us to, then the transition would be more challenging.

continue reading »

Posted in Seasonal Health Tips | Comments Off on Are Cleanses and Detox Programs Actually Good For You?

Embracing Yin in the Winter Season

Winter is here! This is the most Yin time of the year when the energy in the environment and our bodies goes deep and internal. Do not be surprised if you find yourself wanting to sleep for longer or simply not wanting to do much. This is normal for the time year, a time of reflection, self-introspection and going inward. What is generally not so natural is the holiday season craze on the commercial level, the hustle and bustle of the big shopping days, and the stress that can go with that. There is nothing wrong with having some excitement and fun family activity; it does bring much needed warmth to what might come across as a long deep freeze. The problem is, as always, the scale with which one can get carried away when we are really meant to be mostly quiet and internal.

continue reading »

Posted in Seasonal Health Tips | Comments Off on Embracing Yin in the Winter Season