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Friday, 17 July 2015



Loaded with healthy Omega 9 fatty acids (the same fats found in olive oil, olives, and macadamia nuts), avocados speed the conversion of fat into energy and boost the rate of metabolism.

Coconut is rich with medium chain triglycerides (MCFAs) which increase the liver’s rate of metabolism by up to 30 percent, according to some experts. They also help keep you full so you’re less likely to snack on junk food. Coconut oil frequently aids the functioning of the thyroid gland. Coconut oil, coconut milk (not the low fat variety), coconut flour, and shredded (unsweetened) coconut all contain MCFAs.

Excellent liver detoxifiers, lemons also alkalize our body. They may seem acidic based on taste but in the process of being metabolized by the body, they actually alkalize our bodily fluids and tissues. Maintaining the health of the liver is also imperative to the body’s ability to digest and burn fat, since the liver is one of the organs responsible for these functions.

Many studies confirm that grapefruit is an excellent weight loss food. In one study at John Hopkins University, women who eat grapefruit daily shed almost 20 pounds on average in only 13 weeks, without changing anything else in their diet or lifestyle.

Packed with vitamin C and the phytochemical lycopene, tomatoes stimulate the production of the amino acid known as carnitine. Research has shown carnitine helps speed the body’s fat-burning capacity by one third.

Thursday, 16 July 2015


#1: Eat Carbohydrates:
Did you know that you don’t need to exercise a lot in order to lose your belly fat? The only thing you need to do is consume carbohydrates. Therefore by consuming brown rice, bulgur wheat, couscous, dark bread and cereal fiber, you can lose your belly fat without any extra exercise. By adding whole grains to your daily diet, you automatically reduce your intake of other food types because whole grains are filled with fiber that give you a feeling of satiation and are more difficult to digest. This means you feel full for longer and eventually eat less.

#2: Eat 3 Servings of Dairy Foods:
You can get rid of your belly fat by consuming dairy products, such as yogurt, cheese and milk, on a daily basis. According to a recent study, by consuming only three cups of yogurt a day for 12 weeks, you can lose more weight than one would on calcium pills and reduced calories. The fat cells manufacture their own cortisol. This means that they stimulate the development of more stomach fat. However the yogurt hinders this development and that way it helps you lose the belly fat in no time. These dairy foods also contain linoleic acid which can help you in getting rid of your belly fat.

#3: Sleep Well:
According to a recent research those who sleep only 6 hours at night gain 2 kg more than those ones who sleep 8 hours a night. If you’re a light sleeper, you run the risk of developing obesity to the tune of 27% more than normal sleepers.
This can also be scientifically explained. Namely, it has been proven that while you rest the hunger hormones, gherlin and leptin, are normalized. Therefore the lack of sleep activates these hormones and thus it is stimulating your appetite and it is suppressing the feeling of fullness in your stomach.
Another research has proven that women who sleep and wake at the same time each day do not have as much extra belly fat as others. However, in cases when your internal body clock goes for a toss due to bad sleeping habits, your body begins to secrete cortisol and other hormones that deal in fat storage. Therefore our advice to you is to start sleeping well and do not sacrifice your sleep for anything in the world.

#4: Have Wine with Dinner:
Did you know that women who knock back a drink or two of beer, wine or cocktails a day put on lesser weight than teetotalers? This can easily be explained. Therefore this happens because when women drink, they reduce their solid intake. Besides, according to a body of research women’s bodies do not break down alcohol efficiently, resulting in fewer calories burned.

#5: Drink Plenty of Water:
You probably already know that in order to lose some weight you need to drink a lot of water. But did you know that if you drink only two cups of water before a meal, you can lose about 7 kg in 12 weeks? However drinking water is not enough. You must also avoid all the sugary drinks. Instead of drinking two cans of cola each day, drink plain water and save yourself 270 calories daily. You also need to drink a lot of water in order to stay hydrated. This will benefit you in other aspects as well, because drinking a lot of water will stop you from overeating. Therefore the next time when you feel thirsty, instead of reaching for some snack, drink a glass of water.

#6: Cut out the Sugar:
If you have decided to fight the belly fat, you have done the right thing. Therefore if you want to reduce your belly fat you need to stock up on vegetables, proteins, whole grains instead of snacking on processed foods. It will also be useful if you add cinnamon powder or oatmeal to your coffee or tea. The cinnamon powder and the oatmeal will also stabilize your blood sugar levels. These two also slow down the rate of food leaving the stomach, thus giving you a satiated feeling for much longer.
These 6 ways will help you lose your belly fat in no time. And the best thing is that you don’t have to exercise a lot. However, remember these are easy ways to get rid of your belly fat, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t include them in your daily life.

Source: Cure Joy

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Ann Cameron, the author of a large number of children’s books, was born in the American state of Wisconsin in 1943. She suffered from colon cancer and had an operation on June 6, 2012. At the time of the surgery, this vicious disease was in the third stage, and after the surgery the writer felt better, so she refused chemotherapy.
However, it seems that it was some sort of placebo effect. Not long after the surgery, on  November 6, 2012, the results of  the computed tomography showed that colon cancer had  entered the fourth stage and spread to the lungs.

The doctors’ medical prognosis wasn’t  pleasant for her to hear at all. They predicted her three more years of life, and  it was explained to her that whether she chose to use radiation and chemotherapy or not, she shouldn’t  expect that these procedures  will  prolong her  life.

Her husband died in 2005 due to lung cancer, but she didn’t  want to give up, so she started  looking for alternative treatments. In her quest she encountered Ralph Cole’s confession. He was a man who beat skin cancer by consuming juice made ​​of  2.5 pounds of carrots on a daily basis.

Ann started drinking this juice on the 17th of November, several times a day. She didn’t  go to chemotherapy or radiation, and continued to pay attention on her healthy diet by avoiding eating unhealthy foods.

After two weeks of consuming the juice she did  positron tomography examination, and the obtained  results showed that her condition is  the same as before.
However, eight weeks after that, on 7th January 2013, computed tomography showed that the vicious disease stopped spreading, tumors and the swelling of the lymph glands began to decline. After four months of treatment, in March 2013, the cancer continued to decline, and the glands were back to normal. After eight months of  the treatment, it was found that the cancer has completely disappeared.

The secret of the carrot juice is in the fatty alcohol and natural pesticide which is found in carrots, and it is proven that has anticancer properties. Drinking this juice raises levels of carotenoids in the blood and organic pigments that are believed to act on prevention of the formation of tumor cells.

Read more about her story here:

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


     Your Night Snacks
The habit: Bingeing on hors d'oeuvres like crackers, flatbreads and cookies.

Why it's making you look older: Consuming refined carbohydrates and sugar results in a rapid spike in blood sugar. The sugar molecules travel through the blood to all the cells in your body, linking up with fats and proteins. When that sugar links to collagen (the protein that gives skin its elasticity) without the presence of an enzyme, a process called glycation occurs. The resulting collagen-sugar combo is stiffer, and can lead to wrinkles and compromised circulation to the skin.

The fix: Snack on nuts, yogurt, and low-glycemic foods that are better for you skin (and the rest of you, too).


       Your Late-Afternoon Tic
The habit: Rubbing your eyes.

Why it's making you look older: Not only can aggressive rubbing break your eyelashes and cause them to fall out, but it can also cause trauma to the under-eye area, turning the skin red and making you look extra-fatigued. It will go away, but not until you're able to keep your hands off your eyes.

The fix: Develop a new habit that saves your vision and your youthful good looks: The 20-20-20 rule of looking at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes.

      Your Sleek, Sexy Ponytail
The habit: Wearing your hair like a Robert Palmer backup singer.

Why it's making you look older: Repeated tugging on the root of the hair can lead to traction alopecia, or a receding hairline.

The fix: this type of hair loss is easily reversible—if caught early. Instead of pulling your hair into a tight ponytail, get it off your face with a messy off-duty-model bun.

     Your Workout
The habit: Wincing, squinting, groaning and straining your facial muscles while lifting weights.

Why it's making you look older: You know that squinting can cause wrinkles, and that's why you invested in those
UV sunglasses. But bright sunlight isn't the only thing that makes you squint. Straining your facial muscles while doing exercise can have the same affect.

The fix: Do a few reps in front of a mirror to see if you're practicing incorrect "face form." If you are, try to focus on your breathing during reps: It's hard to scrunch up your face while inhaling and exhaling. 

    Your Healthy-Eating Resolution
The habit: Avoiding fat.

Why it's making you look older: Healthy fats, like omega-3 fatty acids, calm inflammation throughout the body, making your skin less likely to break out in acne, rosacea and other conditions that result in redness. Omega-3s also prevent the breakdown of plumping collagen and elastin fibers in the skin.

The fix: While no one's stopping you from limiting your saturated-fat intake, make sure you're still eating food with healthy, unsaturated fats—like avocados, salmon, olive oil and flaxseeds.

     Your Beauty Regimen
The habit: Overdoing it with supplements.

Why it's making you look older: While oral supplements like
vitamin E and CoQ10 may have anti-aging benefits, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. Taking several anti-aging beauty products at the same time can make the skin more delicate and vulnerable to bruising.

The fix: Ask your dermatologist to help you come up with a regimen that works for your skin.

     Your Get-Up-and-Go Breakfast
The habit: Drinking mango-pineapple smoothies.

Why it's making you look older: We know what you're thinking: Fresh fruits and vegetables are supposed to be packed with antioxidants that fight the free radicals that damage skin cells. And they sure are, but juices that contain lots of fruit—and only fruit—tend to have sky-high levels of fructose. Even though fructose is a natural sugar, it can still lead to the glycation process (again!), which makes your skin look weary.

The fix: dark green, leafy greens have the highest amounts of those skin-saving antioxidants—including zinc, which helps to break down old collagen, build new collagen and prevent wrinkle formation.

    Your Anti-Aging Skin Regime
The habit: Applying sunscreen daily—to your face only.

Why it's making you look older: Although women have finally taken the sunscreen message to heart, far too many of us are still neglecting our hands. Hands are already susceptible to indignities of aging, like a loss of fat that makes veins more prominent, and UV rays add insult to injury in the form of sunspots and wrinkles.

The fix: Always remember to put sunscreen on the backs of your hands, especially when you're driving. UVA rays, which
play a major part in skin aging, can penetrate glass.