Does appearance matter?
Our ideas about how we appear to others has given rise to moral ideology and fashion. While morality and fashion are abstracts, they became excepted long ago and incorporated into our social consciousness. Yet making an effort about how we look or appear to others is fun for some and a nightmare for others.
We are born naked and yet we have become ashamed of our nakedness. In discarding our true human inheritance we so often become victims of transient ideologies which demean our lives. When will we ever learn?
A diet for health and longevity
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Residents on the small Japanese island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu archipelago south of mainland Japan live longer on average than many other cultural groups and some say they are the longest lived people with lifespans of 100 – 115 years of age common and many well documented studies have been made to support this claim.
In addition to a longer life, there are fewer incidences of the diseases that plague the Western world such as heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Scientists are so impressed that they generally agree that by adopting an Okinawan style diet, it is possible to retard or
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Massage methods from around the world
Starting a massage
Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and a broader definition may include the manipulation of a person’s energy. However the manipulation of the joints is confined to osteopathy and chiropractic.
Massage is a universal treatment yet around the world people have different approaches because they have different understandings of the human body and how it works.
Massage is also instinctive because when we hurt, we rub the hurt area and we feel better. So every country has it’s own massage style and popular styles have spread around the world to be offered by gifted friends and amateurs, or by trained professionals.
Acupressure massage Acupressure (a
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A formula for happy babies
Baby massage has long been a part of the Ayurvedic tradition of India and today its usefulness is catching on in the west. Mothers are discovering that by rubbing their children from birth keeps them more contented, better socialised and less inclined to act up.
When babies are unusually or unreasonably temperamental, when they cry for no apparent reason or they wake up crying, it’s hard to know exactly what’s wrong with them. It could be colic, it could be wind or a whole host of other things.
But the improved mother baby bonding that is achieved through regular massage can give mothers a deeper perception into their child’s condition and the massage also
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Planning for a healthy future
We start our lives in ignorance, and lets face it, many parents are ignorant of what constitutes a good lifestyle, diet and nutrition. That means that as we grow up with a less than ideal diet and lifestyle, we are laying foundations for ill-health and a short life.
As we live our lives in ignorance, it takes some time before some sickness intrudes and reminds us of our mortality. Then we look for a fix, but by then most fixes are best temporary and the only way to make a change permanent is to wake up and make those essential diet and lifestyle changes.
While there are countless diet and weight loss programs,
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Healthy Skin requires a healthy body
Neglect may result in your skin looking like a reptiles
How to keep your good looks and prevent sagging, lines and wrinkles.
Our skin from birth is exposed to sun, dirt and grime, and then washed with various combinations of chemicals. It is also susceptible to the process of ageing and after many years can resemble that of a reptile. But there is hope for lovely soft, clear skin, but first lets think about the skin, it’s functions and requirements:
Your Skin is a barrier to keep your insides in, and to keep the outside world out.
The skin is extremely tough and yet sensitive and can heal itself after injury, like the
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Keeping your gut happy
We live in a very high-pressure world and we need to perform at our best in order to succeed. However this pressure means that we often take short-cuts without diet and lifestyle. In a perfect world, we could sit for an hour or more and enjoy a quality meal with friends and even a glass of wine.
However so many people live on fast food and if that’s you, then your digestive tract is under a lot of pressure. Fast food tends to be highly processed, full of unpleasant chemicals and because it is fast, we eat in a hurry and continue our activities before digestion has taken place.
A consequence of this
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Facts about ageing
Youthfulness is to be enjoyed when we’re young
We all want to retain our youthful exuberance and appearance, yet we cannot completely put off the inevitable, that over time our bodies will eventually succumb to age.
We all age at a different rate, some reach their later years and still look as if they are half their age, while others look a lot older than their actual years. The cause is in genetics, diet and lifestyle..
Genetics plays a role in our general features and characteristics, but it has less of an effect than diet and lifestyle.
Those who have a lifestyle that does not support the body will age more rapidly. A good lifestyle here
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Bucking a social trend
I may go on a date in a dress like this, but work is much more formal. Tumblr Image
I heard about the organisation ‘free the nipple‘ and thought little about it until I came home from work until one day then realised how relieved I was to take my bra off and made the connection. I stood topless looking at myself in the mirror, mostly at the strap line’s that had cut into my shoulders and went from under my boobs right around my back.
Those cut lines or indentations felt so uncomfortable I massaged as far around as I could reach which softened them a little then I continued massaging my
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Protecting our appearance
Anthropologists say we began to loose our body hair about two million years ago and this gave us a competitive advantage over other animals. But nature left our head hair as protection from the hot sun, basically so it wouldn’t fry our brains.
Today, a full head of hair is desirable, yet for many of us it begins to thin at a very young age and both men and women experience hair loss for similar reasons which are.
Disease or illness
Losing hair could be a sign of being unhealthy. Illnesses such as systemic lupus erythematosis and syphilis, or thyroid disorder show hair loss as a symptom. Chronic kidney dysfunction may also cause lots of hair to
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DNA or Deoxyribonucleic acid
DNA symbol circa 5000 BC which became a medical symbol
DNA is often thought of as the blueprint of our body inherited from our parents and then passed in through our genes to our children. What is little known however is that there has been a knowledge of DNA for thousands of years across India and Persia, and this was used to prevent inbreeding within the population. This is known as ‘gotra‘ and families were able to trace their lineage back for many thousands of years.
The way it was practised could also be described as eugenics because it kept the population healthy. In another aspect, it is referred to as karma or memory.
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