The Best Of All Yoga Breathing Exercises

Also known as alternate nostril breathing, this is a wonderful practice that you learn in yoga classes and all.

Pranayama is an ancient practice concerned with breath control. Research has shown that practicing Pranayama can relieve symptoms of asthma. It is also beneficial in treating stress related disorders, such as anxiety and depression. There are various types of Pranayama practice but the one I like the most and the one I will demonstrate here is the alternate nostril breathing.

Do you have any questions about Pranayama? Share your question and comments in the comments section below the video!

Review Of The Most Common Natural Remedies For Constipation

We’ve all used over the counter remedies or natural supplements to relief constipation. We are a constipation nation! We are all highly constipated, it’s true.

While this is a billion dollar industry, someone we are still confused about which of the most popular remedies are the most effective. So I’ve decided to look at the top 5 most popular ones in terms of use and give you my take on each of them. Check them out on this video:

So tell me, have you tried any of these? Which one has been most effective? Let me know by leaving a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Ways To Keep Warm In The Cold Months

Are you cold ALL THE TIME! Are your hands and feet always cold, even when is not THAT cold?

I’m a tropical girl and the winter time is not my favorite time of the year. I do a variety of things and eat a variety of foods can help the body stay warm during these winter months. Here are some of the grains, spices and oils that give the body energy to keep warm:

Do you have any other food ideas to stay warm in the cold months? Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Natural Insomnia Remedies

You can’t sleep and this is awful! Lack of sleep can be disrupting at best and deadly at it’s worst. All creatures on earth sleep, if you don’t sleep, you can get very ill. You gain weight, you get wrinkly, you suffer from anxiety… you know it, because you suffer from it every damn day!

Apart from the average things you already know: establishing consistent bedtime routine, eating a clean diet, avoid caffeine and large meals at night, there are a  couple of supplements and this one awesome herbal remedy that you can use to help you get a good night sleep! Check out the video below.

Do you have any other tips that help you fall and stay asleep? Have you tried these remedies? Which one has helped? Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Moxibustion for Injury Healing

I had abdominal surgery a few weeks ago to remove benign (but pesky) tumors in my uterus (also known as fibroids). I’ve been using a few alternative treatments to help me recover faster and more effectively. Using a moxa stick or moxibustion is one of the ways I’m managing pain and reduce inflammation associated with major surgery.

Check out the video below for details of how to use it and its amazing benefits!

Have you tried Moxa? What was your experience? Let me know in the comments below!

Quinoa’s Dirty Little Secret

The price of quinoa has tripled since 2006, making it almost impossible for the people of the Andes, the original consumers of quinoa, to afford it any more!

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian or someone who is just trying to eat a little more consciously, you probably consume quinoa fairly often. You probably consider things like sustainability, water and energy footprint and in general are aware of the effect your choices make on the lives of thousands around the world.

If appeals to you, this is one video you don’t wanna miss!

Did you know that you quinoa obsession affects the health and land in two of South America’s poorest nations?

Share your questions and comments in the comments section below the video!

 

Hypnosis For Sugar Addiction

Our favorite Hyno Therapist Grace Smith is back with a powerful self-hypnosis video to help us manage and finally overpower those crazy sugar cravings.

This video can change your life for good! Check this out!

Here’s the affirmation we repeated on the video:

AFFIRMATION:

I choose foods that nourish my mind, body and spirit

Sugar becomes more and more disgusting every day

Try it every day for up to 7 days and see how it works for you!

Why I’m Switching To A Bamboo Toothbrush (And Get A Chance To Win One)

Throughout the years, as I continue learning about how to be respectful and honor myself and my home (planet earth), I’ve made major changes that I believe are better for my body and for the environment.

So with my latest switch, I wanted to tell you a bit about my experience in hopes that it can help you make a conscious decision. And here it is: A Bamboo Brush!

Check out the video below more and find out how you can get a chance TO WIN some toothbrushes!

Have you tried bamboo brushes? What has been your experience with it. Would you be willing to try it?! Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Healthy Sugar Alternatives

In the previous video (Check It Out Here) I spoke about the dangers of aspartame and all the crappy artificial sweeteners. Here, I’m about to give you some options of natural, low calorie sweeteners that you can use in your recipes and drinks.

So without further ado, let’s go to the video!

Which of these sweeteners have you tried? Do you have any tips about today’s topic. Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation

The Dangers of Aspartame

Did you know that 80% of all complaints to the FDA are for adverse reactions to ASPARTAME?

Aspartame is an artificial (you know, like plastic apples are artificial) sweetener 200x sweeter than sugar so it is used widely. It can be found in over 6,000 products. See the video below to learn much more and why you need to stay away from this stuff!

So why on earth are you still consuming this?

Do you have any tips about today’s topic? Leave a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Are You Concerned About The Spread Of Ebola?

People are so concerned about Ebola -which is a highly contagious, terrifying and yet rare virus – with the media and our collective voices slowly creeping up to near panic!

While nobody seems terribly concerned about the chemicals and toxins in our food that are killing your loved ones by the millions.

Check out today’s video to learn more!

So what are you doing about it? Are you ready to embrace the near panic and hysteria or are you going to get obsessive about your health and well-being? Leave a comment below the video and let me know!

 

How To Do Oil Pulling

Welcome to video #4 of the detox diaries. On this video I want to focus on a single, simple yet powerful detoxifying technique that’s all the rage these days.

Oil pulling!

A fantastic, simple practice that will keep your teeth looking amazing and your gut from too many toxins. So What the heck is Oil Pulling?

It is an ancient detoxification art that started in India as oil gargling thousands of years ago.

Go to the video below to learn more and how to do it!

OK, be honest! Will you try it? Pretty-please! Just once, you will LOVE It!

Give it a go and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Herbs That Help You Detox

Welcome to video #3 of the detox diaries. Apart from doing food-based detoxes a couple of times per year, detox herbs taken regularly can help keep toxins at bay.

These are some of the herbs I’ve used for years and that are mild tasting and really awesome at reducing toxins in the body and maintaining balance and health.

The fun thing about them is that you can have them hot or cold, add them to your recipe or make them in teas and get to enjoy their benefits at any season.

Go to the video below to learn more!

Have you tried any of these herbs? Which one? Which one is your favorite?

Let me know in the comment section below!

Snacks The Help You Detox

Welcome to video #2 of the detox diaries.On video #1 we talked about snacks that add to your toxic overload.

On this video, I’ll give you 6 foods that you can eat as snacks or in meals which are very healthy, yummy and have a detoxifying effect in your body.

So without further ado, here they are!

Had any idea these were helping you detox? Have you ever tried any? Which one are you willing to try first (or next)?

Let me know in the comments below!

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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