The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet Fruits 01. Apricots The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. 02. The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. 03. The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. 04. The Power: Stop aging, live longer and keep your mind sharp with blueberries. 05. The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. 06. The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. 07. The Power: Lycopene, one of the strongest carotenoids, acts as an antioxidant. 08. The Power: These little gems are a great source of iron, which helps the blood transport oxygen and which many women are short on. 09. 10. The Power: Limonene, furocoumarins and vitamin C, all of which help prevent cancer. Vegetables 11. 12. 13.
100 Best Back-to-School Hacks Posted by Site Administrator in Features Aug 30th, 2009 Going back to college after your long summer break is sort of like the university student’s opportunity for New Year’s Resolutions. From organization to better study habits to making new friends to preparing for your career, you’ll want to make this year the most fun and the most productive. Check out our list of 100 best back-to-school hacks for more ideas. Moving In From redecorating to organizing your closet to cleaning your dorm or apartment, these hacks will turn what little personal space you have into your happy place. Organization Start your year off right by being organized with your school work and your personal belongings. Study Habits Pledge to become a more organized, productive student this year by taking better notes, staying on top of your homework, choosing the right study group and picking better classes. Career Prep Campus Life Budget Food and Health Party Hacks Time Management
20 Health Benefits of Turmeric Last updated on September 4, 2015 Over the years, researchers have been learning more and more about the health benefits of turmeric and its active component, curcumin. It’s been eight years since we first published the 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric and I decided that it’s time for an update with links to the latest studies. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India. The health benefits of turmeric have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that it can be helpful in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. One thing to take note of is that research has found that consuming black pepper with curcumin increases its bioavailability. BRAIN TUMORS One of the biggest health benefits of turmeric is in the prevention and treatment of cancer. SKIN CANCER A study found that curcumin caused melanoma cells to commit suicide. H.
25 Things Every College Student Should Do Before Graduation The college years are a busy time, and, without planning, it can be easy to graduate without completing without doing everything there is to do. To help you set your priorities and decide what to spend your time on, I have compiled this list of 25 things every college student should do. Financial 1. Keep a Budget Design your own budget and follow it. 2. 3. 4. Learning 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Career Building 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Planning 15. 16. 17. Communication 18. 19. 20. Health 21. 22. Other 23. 24. 25. What are your goals for college? Cayenne Pepper Cures 07/07/2011: John Garber from Twin Falls, Idaho, Id Usa : "Dear Sirs: Can you tell us where we can buy 10 pounds of whole African Bird Peppers? And for how much? Thank you, John Garber" Replies 03/10/2012: Andy from London, Uk replies: "I make Cocoa which has a lot of health properties. 10/05/2012: Saydieauntie from Greenville, Sc replies: "I have recently come across this website and am very excited to begin a cayenne tea as I have a family history or bad heart health. 10/06/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Sadieauntie, start small, with very little." [ YEA ] 06/21/2009: Geri from Dothan, Alabama : "Cayenne pepper effects on heart racing and arrythmia... I have been using cayenne pepper for several months for racing heart and arrythmia. [ YEA ] 02/13/2011: Kolin from Nottingham, England replies: "Yesterday I had, unusually while awake, a strong episode of atrial flutter, my chest felt like a washine machine full of golf balls! [ WARNING! [ WARNING! advertisement
10 Instant Emotional Fitness Tools When things get out of control and you momentarily lose your emotional balance, there are any number of little things you can do to regain it. Here are ten tools to help get you started. 1. Wash your hands and face and brush your teeth. It cools and cleans the parts of your body that you use most frequently, which is relaxing, and gives you that "fresh start" feeling. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. None of these tasks has to be uncomfortable or take you much time. Dr. 10 Spices That Heal By Vicky Uhland, Natural Solutions There’s good reason to season: Doctors and dietitians agree that your spice rack can be just as essential as your medicine cabinet when it comes to preventing and treating disease. Research consistently shows that many spices and herbs have medicinal qualities and can help prevent everything from cancer to the common cold. We asked two experts–Glen Aukerman, MD, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center, and Ruth Knill, PhD, LAc, a Chinese herbalist–about the spices and herbs that best improve overall health. Here are their picks, plus easy ways to work them into your diet. Cumin: Prevents Cancer HOW IT WORKS: It’s no surprise to many spice researchers that cancer rates are lower in India, where cumin is a diet staple. Basil: Combats Colds HOW IT WORKS: Basil is rich in antioxidants, which help boost immunity. Next: Diabetes, Memory, Cholersterol and Blood Pressure
50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!) You’re stronger than you think you are.Mistakes teach you important lessons. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance.If it were easy everyone would do it.Be vulnerable.A problem is a chance for you to learn.Regardless of the situation, life goes on. If you enjoyed these inspirational quotes and feel they would be beneficial for others, we would appreciate it if you would take a moment to share it with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or email. Wondering who this crazy family is who would spend three years riding bikes from one end of the world to the other?
10 magical spices Fat-burning, anti-ageing, breath freshening, antiseptic… many spices have surprising and truly magical virtues... © Thinkstock But do be careful not to get too much of a good thing and overdoing it, as some of them are very powerful… they are to be used in medicinal doses. Take a little tour on our culinary spice route and learn how to spice up your life! Fat-burning spice: chilli Virtues: Chillies (like pepper and mustard) sting and burn the mouth, but not only. Soothing spice: vanilla Virtue: Vanilla is known for both its soothing and stimulating virtues. Anti-ageing spice: turmeric Virtues: Generally, all spices contain high quantities of anti-oxidants, but turmeric’s power is even higher. Anti-bloating spice: aniseed Virtues: The star aniseed helps to fight against bloating, and facilitates digestion. Anti-cold spice: cinnamon Virtues: Cinnamon has many qualities, in particular anti-viral and antiseptic virtues. Anti-inflammatory spice: liquorice Fresh breath spice: coriander Jessica Xavier
41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars HerbGuide Ayurvedic herbs - Somavalli, the intoxicating herb ( HerbladyMarilyn ) posted Thu March 21st 2013 @ 11:27 AM This herb, a leafless East Indian vine, is traditionally used to treat depression, fatigue and psychosis. Its sour milky juice was formerly used to make an intoxicating drink. Sarcostemma is from a family of 35 species of flowering plants in the dogbane family. Its name is derived from ‘sarkos’ meaning flesh and ‘stemma’ meaning garland. Milk Thistle ( HerbladyMarilyn ) posted Thu March 7th 2013 @ 12:35 AM This herb is best known as the single most important liver protector. Healing History Nicholas Culpeper, the influential British herbalist in the 17th century, endorsed milk thistle as a treatment for jaundice, the yellowing of the skin caused by liver disease. Ayurvedic herb Indian Gooseberry for Constipation, Digestion ( HerbladyMarilyn ) posted Thu February 28th 2013 @ 2:29 PM Liver Disease This herb is also useful for the liver and helps to prevent liver damage. Healing History