четверг, 3 ноября 2016 г.

ZocDoc Health Hacks

ZocDoc Health Hacks
ZocDoc Health Hacks

From hiccups to headaches, there’s a folk remedy for every ailment. Some of them are bizarre, and some might actually work – but none of them make sense without talking to your doctor first!
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вторник, 1 ноября 2016 г.

Yoga Builds Healthier Gray Matter in the Brain

Yoga Builds Healthier Gray Matter in the Brain

Yoga Builds Healthier Gray Matter in the Brain

Did you ever wonder how yoga changes your brain? As it turns out, that post-session happiness you feel isn’t just in your head. Using brain scans, scientists can now prove that yoga actually changes your brain chemistry. And that’s a good thing. Just like practicing tai chi moves, using yoga as a form of exercise and meditation can help naturally treat a range of health issues, particularly ones rooted in the brain.

How Yoga Changes Your Brain

While natural therapies, including yoga, don’t have a ton of funding for major studies compared to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, we are starting to see some compelling science emerge. Some of the best science to date showing how yoga changes your brain involves yoga’s impact on anxiety, depression and pain tolerance.

Yoga Unleashes GABA

Did you know yoga is a natural remedy for anxiety? That’s because yoga impacts our brain’s GABA levels. GABA is short for gamma-aminobutryic acid, sometimes referred to as your body’s “chill out” neurotransmitter. GABA is crucial for suppressing neural activity. Your GABA neurotransmitters produce a calming effect similar to of drinking alcohol (without the harmful side effects). And, of course, alcohol’s calming effects are only temporary, with anxiety often rising once the buzz wears off. (1, 2)

Yoga bumps up your brain’s natural GABA production without traditional anti-anxiety drugs designed to help your body release GABA. (Getting off of these benzodiazepine drugs can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms.) Yoga sounds much better than insomnia, seizures and, ironically, more anxiety linked with drug withdrawal. (3)

Bring on the asanas! And get this. While walking to lose weight really works, it may not be your best defense against anxiety. Practicing yoga unleashes more anxiety-quelling GABA in the brain’s thalamus than walking, according to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Compared to pleasure reading for an hour, a 60-minute yoga session increases GABA levels by 27 percent. (4) Because of its combination of breathing, meditation and movement, yoga could be one of the best exercises to combat anxiety.

Yoga Builds Healthier Gray Matter in the Brain

Yoga can actually prevent or reverse the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to the National Institutes of Health. In fact, depressed individuals may have reduced gray matter in the brain as the result of chronic pain.

Gray matter is located in the cerebral cortex and subcortical areas of the brain. Decreased gray matter can lead to memory impairment, emotional problems, poorer pain tolerance and decreased cognitive functioning.

But yoga and meditation have the opposite effect on the brain as chronic pain. And get this: People who regularly practice yoga have more robust levels of gray matter in their brains in areas involved with pain modulation. This means yoga could be an effective remedy for certain types of depression and one of the top natural painkillers you can count on. (5)

Yoga even acts as a natural antidepressant in pregnant women susceptible to depression. A 2012 study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice found meditative yoga significantly reduce depression symptoms in at-risk women. (6)

Final Thoughts on How Yoga Changes Your Brain

Yoga could be the most important forms of exercise to combat anxiety thanks to its unique breathing, meditative and stretching exercises rolled into one practice. While there are many different forms of yoga, I encourage you to start out with gentle yoga and experiment to find the type that works best for you.

Medical research tells us that yoga changes your brain in wonderful ways. These include flooding the brain with calming GABA and bulking up gray matter in areas of the brain that make us able to tolerate pain. This is crucial for those living with chronic pain. Too many doctors are too quick to prescribe painkillers. Instead, give yoga a try. Your brain will thank you.

Original article and pictures take https://draxe.com/how-yoga-changes-your-brain/ site

пятница, 28 октября 2016 г.

World's Smallest Bluetooth Earphone - For Android and iPhones

World's Smallest Bluetooth Earphone - For Android and iPhones

World's Smallest Bluetooth Earphone - For Android and iPhones


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вторник, 25 октября 2016 г.

Word Meaning Activity Cards Grade 5 Common Core RL.5.4 & RL.5.4

Word Meaning Activity Cards Grade 5 Common Core RL.5.4 & RL.5.4

Word Meaning Activity Cards Grade 5 Common Core RL.5.4 & RL.5.4

Great resource!

Looking forward to using these for test prep!


This is specially aligned to the Common Core Standards and the needs of fifth grade students! This collection of 30 word meaning activity cards covers similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, context clues, hyperbole, prefixes, suffixes, word choice, and etymology(word origins). These activity cards TEACH and REVIEW these topics. Questions are asked using multiple levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.

Click Here To Access The Grade 5 Common Core Activity Cards Bundle

This is EXTREMELY useful because Common Core does not want students to define similes, metaphors, etc. Common Core wants students to analyze how each is used in text and the effect words have on meaning. These activity cards teach and review to assist students in mastering this standard. This is helpful because students can review these cards without any additional assistance.


Possible Uses:

**Give a boxed set of word meaning cards to each guided reading group.

**Hand a box to each student as a Common Core resource.

**Send a box home for extra review for a student that needs extra practice.

**Use this resource during family reading night.

Or more!

A student recording sheet and answer key are both included. Four cards are on each page for easy printing.

Click Here To Access Inference & Details Grade 5 Common Core RL.5.1 and RI.5.1 Cards

Click Here To Access Grade 5 Common Core Text Structure Activity Cards RL.5.5 and RI.5.5

Click Here To Access Grade 5 Point of View Common Core Activity Cards RL.5.6 and RI.5.6

Click Here To Access Theme & Integrate Texts Grade 5 Common Core RL.5.9 and RI.5.9

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понедельник, 24 октября 2016 г.

Womens Running Race Day Workout Hoodie. Crushing the Half Marathon Top

Womens Running Race Day Workout Hoodie. Crushing the Half Marathon Top

Womens Running Race Day Workout Hoodie. Crushing the Half Marathon Top



Men's or Women's Workout Running Hoodie for Half Marathons.

This listing is for one burnout lightweight pullover hoodie that says, \"I'm Not Running Half of Something I'm Crushing the Whole Thirteen.One\".

Hoodies are made of 65% polyester, 35% cotton and the longer length and fitted shape make these hoodies very versatile! Show off your fashionista self with this inspirational quote, unique burnout material Hoody. Great for cooler weather outdoor running or heading to the gym!

*IMPORTANT NOTE: The image/text can be printed on the front or the back of the hoodie. Upon checkout, please state in notes if you want the image/text printed on the back of the hoodie. If nothing is noted, the image/text will be printed on the front of the hoodie by default.*

I love burnout clothing because the text or image on the shirt has a distressed/vintage look!

Customized design or personalized requests are welcome & encouraged!

We use eco-friendly inks that are soft to the touch and screen-printing methods that are environmentally responsible!



*These shirts are sized small (junior size), please be sure to keep this in mind when selecting sizes. If you are in between sizes, please order a size up.*

SHIPPING/PROCESSING: All items are shipped via USPS. Normally, it takes anywhere from 2-5 business days for your order to be made and shipped out. Shipping is usually 2-4 days. We suggest ordering at least 2 weeks before your order is needed.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Turn tank top inside out. Machine Wash Cold. Tumble Dry Low. Do not iron directly over screen-printed area! Do not bleach/dry clean.

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четверг, 20 октября 2016 г.




1. Start in wide legged forward bend pose and then move your right hand to the center of the mat.

2. As you inhale, reach your left arm up toward the ceiling, twist your torso to the left and turn your head to follow your arm.

3. Stay in wide legged forward bend twist for 30 seconds and then switch sides.


Push the shoulders down and back and, with each inhale, lengthen through the spine. With each exhale, twist your torso a little more and tighten the core.


The wide legged forward bend twist pose lengthens and strengthens the spine, opens the shoulders, strengthens the core and stretches the hamstrings, calves, hips and lower back. This pose stimulates the abdominal organs, improves digestion and helps to detoxify the body.


Back, shoulder or neck injury.


Start with wide legged forward bend pose and then progress to wide legged forward bend twist. Follow-up with extended side angle pose, bound angle pose, or seated forward bend.


Try these other yoga poses to relax and relieve stress and tension:

Extended side angle pose

Head to knee forward bend pose

Goddess pose

Half frog pose


Original article and pictures take http://www.spotebi.com/exercise-guide/wide-legged-forward-bend-twist-pose/ site

вторник, 18 октября 2016 г.

Where to Buy Essential Oils

Where to Buy Essential Oils

Where to Buy Essential Oils

In our efforts to strive for balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we have discovered the awesome power of essential oils. We frequently use essential oils for a variety of purposes, from self-care to home cleaning products to home remedies and relieving stress. We’ve researched the many health benefits of essential oils. In our research on where to buy essential oils, we found that many oils that you find in stores are not therapeutic grade oils. This simply means the oil may not be 100% pure and may even contain some icky stuff. Most of these oils are for aromatherapy only and should NOT be used topically or internally.

If you don’t know what Essential oils are and how to use them, see our What are Essential Oils? and How to Use Essential Oils.

Why We Use Essential Oils

So here’s the deal, the FDA highly restricts what we can say publicly about essential oils. Essential oils are considered dietary supplements and not required to get approval from the FDA. But if someone makes a claim that an oil has remedied or cured an ailment then the government considers this a drug and therefore needs to be regulated by the FDA. That’s why you will see this disclaimer on essential oil bottles, “*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.” These restrictions make it hard to share in detail all the benefits that we’ve received from the oils. But here’s what we can say.

Promotes emotional wellness and eases anxiety

Aids in sleep, relaxation and meditation

Helps support a healthy immune system

Aids in occasional muscle aches and pains

Helps respiratory function

Keeps bugs away

Helps with digestion

These are just a handful of the ways that we use and have benefited from essential oils. We could keep going but this post would get way long.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Where to Buy Essential Oils

There are no regulations on oils in the U.S., so you must be very careful to know the sourcing and policies of an essential oil company. Many essential oil companies purchase their oils from oil brokers. Those that do, are not actively involved in harvesting the plants and producing the oils. They also can claim that their oil is pure even if there is only 5% of the actual plant’s essential oil in the bottle.

So for us, it comes down to trust.

Why We Chose dōTerra

doTerra sources the plants for its oils from indigenous areas, meaning that they are grown and sourced from areas of the world that are their natural habitat. Plants that grow in their natural habitat are naturally stronger and provide a more potent oil. dōTerra partners with growers all over the world to produce the purest therapeutic oils possible. dōTerra grows in 40 countries, and they grow where the best climate and geography is for that specific plant.

dōTerra oils are guaranteed 100% pure; they are never diluted or cut. To ensure the quality, purity and efficacy of their oils, dōTerra has all of their oils tested by a 3rd party. There are no pesticides or chemicals in their oils. If they find an adulteration to the oil they will not ship it.

So for us, it comes down to trust. And yes, dōTerra oils are a little pricier than generic oils that you can buy at a grocery store for all the reasons above. All the time and money put into testing. We don’t know about you, but we rather pay a little more to ensure purity.

Another huge reason we chose doTerra is their philanthropic arm of the company, the Healing Hands Foundation. It matters to us to be part of a company that chooses to do good in the world and that we get to be a part of that.

How to Buy doTerra Essential Oils

There are a few ways to purchase oils from dōTerra. DoTERRA is authorized to be sold only through members. Here are your options:

Buy the oils at full Retail price

Join with a “Wholesale Customer” membership. This option gives you 25% off for a year. No monthly fees or required autoship – ever.

Join with as a “Wellness Advocate” membership. This option costs the same, also gives you a 25% discount but gives you the option to share oils with others and earn money to cover your monthly order, supplement or even replace your income.

There are no monthly fees and no requirements to sell or buy with either option. Click here to purchase Retail or Join dōTERRA

The best way to get started is with the wholesale membership option so you can buy essential oils wholesale and save 25%, and get free product points! You just have to set up an account with a one-time $35 fee or pick one of dōTerra’s enrollment kits. If you choose an enrollment kit the $35 fee is waived. No monthly fees. After 1 year if you want to renew your membership you’ll pay $25 and they’ll send you a free Peppermint oil. You are not required to sell anything or buy again after your initial order, but our bet is you will want to!

The best way to get started is with one of doTerra’s enrollment kits. You will save the $35 enrollment fee and you will get the most oils for your money. We strongly recommend a kit that includes a diffuser… you will want one.

Here are three of the most popular Starter Kits:

The Natural Solutions kit has 18 most popular oils (5 mL bottles of DigestZen, Purify, Melaleuca, Oregano, Aromatouch, Frankincense, doTerra Serenity, doTerra Breathe, doTerra Balance, 10 mL bottles of PastTense, ClaryCalm an 15 mL bottles of Citrus Bliss, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Slim & Sassy, Lemongrass and doTerra On Guard), the Aroma Lite diffuser (runs for 8 hours), the Lifelong vitality pack, a wooden storage box, introductory packet and more.

The Home Essentials kit has 10 of the most popular essential oils: 15mL of Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, doTerra Breathe, DigestZen, doTerra On Guard, Deep Blue (5 mL), the Petal Diffuser and the Introductory Packet.

The Family Physician is the least expensive and smallest starter kit. It includes 10 of the most commonly used oils in the 5mL size: Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Oregano, Melaleuca, Frankincense, Breathe, On Guard, DigestZen and Deep Blue with On Guard and Peppermint beadlets. (No diffuser with this one.)

View more enrollment kit choices here.

Like to try before you buy? If you want free samples fill out the form below. (Samples only available to people who are not already signed up with doTerra.)

If you have any questions email us at: info@striveforbalance.life

Original article and pictures take http://striveforbalance.life/buy-essential-oils/ site