Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests.
Chinese researchers found the health benefits associated with tea were more pronounced for drinkers of green, rather than black tea, and for those who had been drinking tea regularly over a longer period of time. The benefits were also clearer among men, the study indicated.
Researchers looked at data from 100,902 Chinese people with no history of heart attack, stroke or cancer and divided them into two groups: habitual drinkers who drank tea three or more times a week, those who never drank tea, and those who drank it less regularly. They followed up with them after a seven-year period.
Their analysis found that regular tea drinkers had a 20% lower risk of having heart disease and stroke, and a 22% lower risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. Specifically, they found that regular tea drinkers could expect to live 1.26 years longer at age 50 than those who did not regularly enjoy a cup of tea.
"We found that the protective effects of habitual tea consumption were very pronounced and robust across different outcomes for men, but only modest for women," Dr. Dongfeng Gu from China's National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Science said via email.
"One reason might be that the proportion of habitual tea consumers among men was approximately two and a half [times] as high as that among women," Gu said. Some 48% of the men in the study were regular tea drinkers, compared with 20% of women.
Gu said Chinese women were more likely to drink herbal tea made from rosebuds or lotus leaves but this information wasn't included.
In their analysis, the researchers controlled for some factors like smoking, drinking, diet and physical activity that could have explained the link between tea drinking and longevity. However, as an observational study it can't establish cause and effect, only association.
Start 2020 by creating your DREAM BOARD !!
When we start a new year all those new ideas, new resolutions, new plans start to appear and rush in our minds.
Only thinking of the possibility that they might happen, is enough to get excited and fill with joy!
There is only one obstacle which will keep them away from becoming real, ourselves!
If we know clearly what we want to achieve and if we are ready to take action and responsibility for it, please clear the way, we are on full speed!
Here we go 2020, this year dreams will come true!
Let’s get in to details of ‘what is a dream board?’ and ‘how you do it?’ ;
“A dream board is a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams.”
Creating a vision board is one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. Our minds respond strongly to visual stimulation, so by representing your goals with pictures and images, you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions.
Dreams, visions or emotions are not solid! We cannot touch them. The only way to make them tangible is to convert them into words or pictures. For that reason, dream board is a representation of where we really want to go or what we really want deep down!
Practice and use of Dream board:
For to change your life it is okay to write down what you want or what you want to improve! But if you put your ideas in a way that will remind you every day what you need to improve in terms of behavioral change you will act more in line with your goals.
You will want it visible so you can remember every day and remind yourself where you are going.
If your brain, see it as the first thing in the morning you will receive the messages subconsciously and if you read them again and again you can evaluate your daily actions accordingly.
How to do it?
Think on your life’s main pillars, such as: carrier, health, relationship, spirituality, food, finances, creativity, home… What would you like to improve? What would you like to attract? What is it that you want to create from scratch?
Be in your happy place. Wherever you are it is important that you are feeling happy, relaxed, creative and connected with yourself.
Find pictures that represents the emotions, experiences and possessions you would like to attract into your life and print them or cut them from magazines.
Include quotes, symbols, affirmations. Choose the ones uplifts you.
Start creating a collage on your board by putting all your images together.
Keep it neat. Create in a way that will bring positivity and clarity in your life.
You can do couple boards for different areas of your life.
Spend some time with boards before going to bed and getting out of the bed. Your subconscious will work on the messages and your mind will be set for the next day missions.
Evaluate after 6 months, see and celebrate your achievements.
You are in the power of attracting anything you want!
Your decisions today will define your tomorrow.
Make every day the best day of 2020!
Congratulations for turning your dreams in to your reality.
You are the best!
Longevity is a desired aspect in all human’s life, but what does longevity mean and how can we achieve it?
‘Longevity’ is defined as long life or the length of a person's life.
The term comes from the Latin word longaevit?s. Longus (long) and aevum (age) combine into a word which means “an individual who lives a long time.”
There are many factors that will determine one’s lifespan.
Here are some of them;
Managing stress: When we are exposed to constant elevated stress, our body will keep the fly or fight mode on by tensing the muscles. When our muscles stay tense for long time, they can lead other reactions such as, headache and migraine.
Food: We are what we eat! Each food we choose is a collection of molecules of information-messages to the body. We need to choose our foods according to who we want to become!
Sleep: Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout our life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help to protect our mental health, physical health and quality of our life.
Connection: Connecting with the people we trust, and love will make us feel secured and our body chemistry will excrete Endorphin (Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to morphine).
DNA: We tend to believe that our family’s health history will determine our health history, but our DNA doesn't have to be our destiny. EPIGENETICS PHENOMENON* mentions as; What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes.
As we get our health’s control in our hands, we will crew our own ship. When we experience stormy days, we will know how to take care of ourselves and how to get back to balance and be present.
If you want to learn more about these factors and longevity come January 12th at 11AM and join Alex for a very special Course.
* EPIGENETICS PHENOMENON : Broadly defined, epigenetic phenomena are heritable (or propagated), alternative states of gene expression, molecular function, or organization specified by the same genetic instructions (DNA sequence).
Ayurveda holds that most health afflictions have their roots embedded in faulty or incomplete digestion. In my practice, people come for a consultation seeking ways to improve their health through lifestyle changes. In many cases, imbalances are not immediately evident and a complete Ayurvedic assessment usually reveals weakness of digestive power and/or poor elimination.
How can you improve digestion?
Many people don’t realize that even when they eat healthy foods, their body may not properly assimilate the nutrients they ingest. Digestion can be easily improved by increasing agni, or digestive metabolic fire. One simple recipe to boost agni consists of drinking a small shot of ginger juice mixed with lime juice, rock salt and black pepper 10 minutes before your main meal.
How can you improve elimination?
Waste material and toxins accumulate in the colon. Proper elimination is probably the most important step in the digestive process. While keeping a consistent exercise routine, drinking plenty of water and including a healthy portion of fruits and vegetables in your diet are the basic steps for regular elimination, there are certain Ayurvedic herbs that aid in this process.
One of these purifying herbal blends is Triphala, which means,”three fruits”. Formulated in India thousands of years ago, it remains extremely popular today. It gently cleanses and detoxifies the body, strengthens and nourishes the bones, nervous system, and reproductive organs. It contains:
• Amalaki, considered one of the best rejuvenating herbs and a strong natural antioxidant containing 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice.
• Haritaki, the strongest laxative powers of the three fruits contained in Triphala.
• Bibhitaki with both laxative and astringent properties. It eliminates excess mucous in the body and is also used to treat a variety of lung conditions, including bronchitis and asthma.
First things first! We are not only what we eat but what we digest. The key to good health and longevity rests in balancing our body, mind and spirit through the use of available resources that help to maintain the strength of your digestive power.
Namaste, Luz Pellegrino
With the upcoming season change and the constant change of temperature it is common get sick, however there are millions of natural products to strengthen your immune system without recurring to pharmaceutical products, one of our favorites is essential oils: DoTERRA oils are taken from the most pure and natural sources on earth, making them 100% safe to use it either aromatic, topical or internal.
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This protective blend provides a safe, natural way to protect and maintain a healthy immune system with a spicy, energizing and uplifting aroma, and a chemical makeup that protects against environmental threats, this oil is a smart choice for supporting healthy immune function.
The Main Benefits:
- Helps support healthy respiratory function
- Supports the body's natural antioxidant defenses
- Provides protection against environmental and seasonal threats.
How to take it:
- Take two drops internally for a quick immune boost
- Diffuse to cleanse the air and provide a sweet, spicy aroma.
- Create an all-purpose cleaner by combining with water in a spray bottle.
- Add a drop to laundry for an additional cleansing boost and fresh scent.
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