The Health, wellness, fitness and nutrition industry are growing at a rabid pace all over the world. People are now enjoying the long term benefits of eating carefully and also for taking better care of their bodies. The world is full of new strains of disease and to stay health you need keep your immune system in optimum condition. Because many people follow poor diets due to a variety of lifestyle reasons it ends up in the body lacking many vital minerals, vitamins and fiber. People also tend to eat more refined and processed foods which just end up adding more pounds round their middle section. Proper diet is something people hardly give a second thought to unless they are extremely health conscious. The internet has made it far more convenient to shop for nutritional supplements, health and beauty products, cosmetics and generic medicines and in most cases this has […]

Massage affects the body as a whole. To understand how massage therapy works, some of the physiological effects of massage need to be briefly examined. Massage is known to increase the circulation of blood and flow of lymph. The direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure and movement used in massage can dramatically increase the rate of blood flow. Also, the stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels (by reflex action) to dilate, which also facilitates blood flow. A milky white fluid called lymph carries impurities and waste away from the tissues and passes through gland-like structures spaced throughout the lymphatic system that act as filtering valves. The lymph does not circulate as blood does, so its movement depends largely on the squeezing effect of muscle contractions. Consequently, inactive people fail to stimulate lymph flow. On the other hand, the stimulation caused by vigorous activity can be outstripped […]

It’s a commonly held belief that healthy people are more productive. Recent studies we’ve all heard of seem to overwhelmingly support that belief. Now, I’m no scientist, so I wouldn’t begin to question their findings, but, doesn’t it follow that productive people are more healthy? If so, we have in our hands an amazingly simple method to improve our own health, without insurance, government assistance or any other of the trappings thought of as necessary for good health. This article will focus on the flip side of productivity…how it enhances health. Aging And Illness: We used to believe aging and illness were just our bodies wearing out over time. The older we get, the higher the chances of a fatal disease…right? Of course! The extreme training athletes undergo to push their bodies to the limit does wear them out, but this isn’t the case for the rest of us. For […]

The colon is a very important aspect of an individual’s health. It is a vital part of the digestive system of the body. Surprisingly, the colon is approximately five to six feet in length. If a disruption occurs in this part of the body, sensitive digestion may occur. It is very important to be aware of colon health and sensitive digestion. The colon is actually responsible for assisting in eliminating waste from the body. Once the body retrieves the necessary nutrients from the foods and drinks that we consume, the leftovers are transported to this part of the body. When the materials pass into the colon, water is retrieved from the waste. This helps to ensure that the water stays properly hydrated. The colon may also eliminate material that is considered harmful in order to destroy it. However, if it takes too long for the waste to pass through the […]