Nothing is lovelier than a radiant smile- one that lights up your eyes, sets the laugh lines dancing, and illuminates your entire being.
A fabulous smile depends on healthy teeth: teeth that are clean, and not disfigured by unsightly tartar or other discoloration or cavities. Teeth do not need to be perfectly straight: slight imperfections lend an individual charm of their own. A big smile that reveals a lot of spaces left by missing teeth, however, is only cute on a six year old.
Have you heard of the ‘Slow Food’ movement? It is dedicated to getting people to take their lives and their food slowly, eating locally produced crops, spending time on food preparation and forgetting the fast food restaurant and ready made dinner scenario that so many people run with these rushed and hectic days.
If it becomes the new way of life, this movement could seriously affect the business of nutritionists and other health practitioners, not to mention putting several drug companies out of business. Continue reading >
As much of a disappointment to drinkers as this may be, a hair of the dog only delays the inevitable.
One of the reasons you’ll feel ill after drinking is because your liver is still processing the toxins left over from alcohol metabolism. While drinking more might seem to lessen the symptoms initially, you’ll be making yourself feel much worse later on.
Healthy eating is the foundation of good health. It is the way to simply promote wellbeing, prevent illnesses and maintain (or reach) a healthy weight. As it is usually true for most things, balance is key. For good health, you must not only eat right, but exercise is also essential.
What is eating right? Well it is not all about good food or bad food; it is about regular diet and habits. What you do not want is to develop “orthorexia nervosa” which is the obsession of eating only the right foods. Then you lose the fun of eating and make yourself and people eating with you miserable. Michael Pollan sums up healthy eating in his book Omnivore’s Dilemma by saying: eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
There are all kind of diets advertised everywhere, aiming to help with weight loss: the Atkins diet, the Paleo diet, the cookie diet, the no-carb, etc. You should not to get carried away with diets that suggest something other than a balanced diet. Over the past 90 years, nearly 23 000 different kind of diets have been published and apparently none of them works on the long term to maintain health and weight. What are the chances that the next one will?