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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Importance of Trees.

























Article shared by Carlos Eduardo Feijoo, Founder, CEO and Editor of International Lux Magazine, from the web site of one of our Co-media partners.

A tree, in Botany, is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. We all know that trees provide oxygen, fruits, shade and timber but, unlike other living organisms, they are not capable of locomotion or movement.

However, there is more to these trees than we think we now. Trees are extremely important for us and our habitat.

Following are the some of the most important benefits of trees:

1. Trees absorb carbon-dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere which is essential for breathing for all animal life on Earth. In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

2. Trees combat climate change. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when one drives a car for 26,000 miles.

3. Trees clean the air we breathe by absorbing odours and pollutant gases such as Nitrogen Oxides, Ammonia, Sulphur Dioxide and Carbon Dioxide. They also filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

4. Trees cool the streets and cities by providing shade, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water.

5.Trees conserve energy. Only three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air-conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

6.Trees save water by providing shade which slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

7. Trees help prevent water pollution. They reduce runoff by breaking rainfall, thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the trees. This prevents storm-water from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

8.Trees help prevent soil erosion on hillsides or stream slopes by slowing run-off and holding soil in place.

9. Trees shield humans and all other forms of animal life from ultra-violet rays by reducing UV-B exposure by about 50 percent.

10. Trees provide food. An apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year and can be planted on the tiniest urban lot. Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife.

11. Trees have a healing effect. Studies have shown that patients with views of trees outside their windows heal faster and with less complications. Children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature. Exposure to trees and nature aids concentration by reducing mental fatigue.

12. Trees mark the seasons. The change in colour and density of leaves serves as a natural marker for the seasons and associated change in weather.

13. Trees create economic opportunities. Fruit harvested from community orchards can be sold, thus providing income. Small business opportunities in green waste management and landscaping arise when cities value mulching and its water-saving qualities. Vocational training for youth interested in green jobs is also a great way to earn revenue.

14. Trees are teachers as well as play mates. Whether as houses for children or creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, trees have provided the space for human retreat throughout the ages.
Trees foster unity and bring diverse groups of people together. Trees as landmarks can give a neighborhood a new identity and encourage civic pride. Plantation and afforestation drives provide an opportunity for community involvement and empowerment that improves the quality of life in neighborhoods.

15. Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife. Sycamore and oak are among the many urban species that provide excellent urban homes for birds, bees, possums and squirrels.
Trees beautify the environment and surroundings. They help in cloaking concrete walls, parking lots and unsightly views. They also aid in reducing noise pollution by muffling sound from nearby streets and freeways.

16. Trees provide wood for fuel, furniture and craft-wood.

17. Trees increase property value. The beauty of a well-planted property and its surrounding streets and neighborhood can raise estimated values by as much as 15 percent.

18. Trees are also used as camouflage by the armed forces.


Original post by : Nimisha Patel.
Nature lover. Like to research mythology.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Colors and Beauty to give you Strength.



In this mean times we all need remedies to alleviate the pain from the bumps on the way. Our brain is designed to find peace and relief in difficult terrains. One way to pass through challenging phases is filling the well of our imagination; we provide the images, suggest the mood and completely design a thinking process that is like mental green pastures. It is like if we have installed a mental GPS that is programed to take us out of the dark valleys of depression every time we find ourselves there.

My personal treatment is a little radical but I prefer it than the alternative: I provide the “visual art’ to the brain to get completely intoxicated with beauty and colors to distract the mind from distress. Yes, once it doesn’t know the difference between fantasy and reality I have my imagination colored with joy and comfort…My brain is ninja trained and doesn’t know better because I filter all the incoming of information carefully and only let pass through what can bring me hope.

I also watch very closely the generating of the thinking process and I am right there with the cloths of light and love to welcome new ideas, as the thinking is being born I involved it in a dynamic of health, light and enthusiasm….. it is like living in a nursery and you have constantly nurture all those good thoughts and let them grow like a seed in a forest....All this help can be encountered in the arts…Arts in all shapes and forms…We already have everything we need to live abundantly, we just need to focus…so focus on beauty.

To enhance your knowledge read the effects of colors on your brain https://bit.ly/2XwhnwB

Art from these amazing artists from LinkedIn:

Kimberly Pelkey.

Karen Mulder.

Robert Gann.

Kintaro Ishikawa.

Grigory Gurevich.

Marion Coovi.


This Article was wrote by:
 Maria Parenteau from San Diego, California, USA.



















Tuesday, October 6, 2020

How to use yoga to sleep better during the pandemic.


(BPT) - Whether due to illness, altered work schedules, homeschooling or social distancing, COVID-19 has impacted us all personally. Stress levels are high, and the resulting anxiety makes it much harder to get a good night's rest. Despite the efforts of the $70 billion sleep-aid industry, many exhausted people are still searching for ways to get the sleep they need to keep their immune systems strong.

Unfortunately, sleeping pills are the dominant treatment strategy for insomnia. Sleeping pills don't work for everyone, have side effects and do not address the underlying stress that is keeping you awake. That's why medical experts are increasingly advising those struggling with poor sleep to first try more natural solutions. Kundalini Yoga is one viable option. Through the practice of kriyas, specific breath control techniques and exercises, anyone can find the fulfilling rest they need.

These Kundalini Yoga techniques can help if you have recently begun to suffer from poor sleep or you struggle with an ongoing sleep disorder. According to "Yoga Can Help With Insomnia" by Psychology Today, "Researchers at Harvard Medical School investigated how a daily yoga practice might affect sleep for people with insomnia and found broad improvements to measurements of sleep quality and quantity."

The importance of sleep hygiene

First, it's critical to maintain good sleep hygiene. These are the habits that put you in the best position to have a full night of quality sleep. Signs your sleep could use improvement include taking too long to fall asleep, waking multiple times with difficulty falling back asleep, overall light and restless sleep, and drowsiness during the day.

While each person must adopt consistent sleep hygiene practices that work for them, here are some guidelines that you can follow to sleep better.

* Avoid bright screens and stimulants like caffeine, alcohol or nicotine close to bedtime.

* Exercise during the day so the body is ready to rest later. Be mindful of timing; exercising too late in the day can disrupt sleep.

* A light snack is OK, but avoid heavy meals or spicy food before bed.

* Drink a glass of water before sleep since dehydration can disturb the sleeping mind. Waking up to use the bathroom is less disruptive to a whole night's sleep than dehydration.

* Practice a restful activity before getting into bed. For example, do gentle yoga and slow breathing exercises, read a book, pray or meditate.

* If your nighttime sleep is poor, avoid napping during the daytime.

Yogic recommendations: Steps to deep, dreamless sleep

The 3HO Foundation recommends using these Kundalini Yoga techniques to quickly achieve deep sleep in just a few minutes:

Step 1: A busy mind has difficulty sleeping. Quiet your thoughts by first visualizing all your worries, ideas and problems, wrapping them up in a package, then placing that package on a shelf in your mind. You'll be amazed at how many are gone, solved or improved by the time you wake up.

Step 2: Lie on your stomach, turn your head so your right cheek is on the pillow. This automatically opens your left nostril to bring in cooling, calming energy. Practice long, deep breathing in this position. Then block your right nostril completely with your hand and continue long, deep breathing through the left nostril.

Step 3: Once you feel drowsy, turn to your preferred sleeping position on your back or side. Continue long, deep breathing until asleep.

Sleep is always an important component to health and wellness. During stressful times, quality sleep is difficult to achieve. These steps will help you refine your sleep routine and discover better rest. To learn more, visit kundaliniresearchinstitute.org.


Article shared from the website of the original publication : Brandpoint.(https://www.brandpointcontent.com)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6 tips to better nutrition.

6 nutrition trends and fads explained

(BPT) - Dr. Nicole Avena, assistant professor of neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and visiting professor of health psychology at Princeton University, explains six popular nutrition trends including sustainable snacks, new plant-based milks, prebiotics and probiotics and the latest on gummy supplements vs. traditional vitamins:

1. Matcha vs. coffee? A premium green tea powder from Japan, matcha is used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While coffee and matcha have about the same amount of caffeine, matcha packs lots of great antioxidants. Check the label to make sure it has been tested for heavy metals, as some matcha can contain lead from the soil where it was grown.

2. Shelf-stable probiotics vs. refrigerated? Only two strains of probiotics are shelf-stable, whereas different and diverse strains can be present in refrigerated probiotics. But, shelf-stable probiotics have the advantage that they can be used in other food products, like granolas, butter, soups, etc. Just don’t mess with the packaging or open blister packs until you want to use them, as they are packed for preservation. Dead probiotics won’t harm you, but they don’t have any health benefits either. Remember there are different probiotic strains for different issues: i.e., you don’t want to take a digestive or immunity probiotic for vaginal health issues. Instead, try Pro-B as it contains two strains of lactobacilli, which are optimal to promote vaginal health.

3. Algae oil, fish or olive oil? Algae oil is vegetarian and a source of omega-3s and DHA (good fats to support brain health). Algae oil is safe to use in pregnancy (when eating too much fish can be harmful because of mercury) and is heart healthy (studies show it lowers cholesterol and triglycerides). It also has more monounsaturated fat than olive oil.

4. Cow’s milk vs. almond milk? Despite its popularity, almond milk often has less than 2 percent actual almonds in it, has a lot of added sugar, and is not necessarily better for the environment because it takes five liters of water to grow one almond.

5. Make sure to start taking a prenatal dietary supplement like OB Complete that contains 1,000 mg of Folate, 40-50 mg of iron and 1,000-1,200 IU's vitamin D when you're trying to conceive right through breastfeeding.

6. Gummy vitamins are just as effective as pills and chewables. The best way to get needed nutrients is through food, but, people don’t always have eating habits that provide them with all the nutrition they need. Others have deficiencies that diet alone can’t resolve. Supplements can fill the gap, but people are more likely to take their supplements regularly if they taste good and they’re convenient. Gummies can be a good option, and clinical tests show that their absorption is equivalent to traditional vitamin pills. vitafusion offers more than 30 types of gummy vitamins, with no artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, gluten or dairy.

Nicole Avena, Ph.D., is a research neuroscientist and pioneer in the field of food and nutrition. She is also the author of What to Eat When You’re Pregnant.

Article shared from the website of the original publication : Brandpoint.(https://www.brandpointcontent.com)



Sunday, April 28, 2019

CBD-related products are changing the beauty industry.


(BPT) - Short for cannabidiol, CBD is grabbing headlines every day. Long known to be a beneficial ingredient for health and wellness, now it’s coming to the beauty industry.

Why is it grabbing headlines? Because of its anti-inflammatory, soothing and anti-aging properties, which make the oil an ideal solution to transform your beauty routine, from hair products to lotions to facial oils. If you’re thinking, "Wait, cannabis? That’s marijuana, right?" Wrong. Though it is found in cannabis, it is legal, it won’t get you high and you will pass your drug test with flying colors.

That’s because it does not contain THC, the ingredient in cannabis that produces the “high” effect.
Still confused? Kevin Wachs, CEO and co-founder of Earthly Body, offers some of the beauty areas where this oil is having the biggest impact.

Super skin care

We already know that inflammation can spell serious skin woes, but what you might not know is that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can do wonders to help soothe low-level irritation. The oil, such as CBD Daily's Serum, moisturizes and soothes skin thanks to the high levels of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids it contains. These acids deliver important nutrients to the skin while protecting against environmental and other daily stressors. Additionally, the oil works to soothe sore muscles and aches.

Happy hair

Earthly Body’s Emera CBD Haircare line is the first professional haircare line infused with CBD. This, along with other oils, is loaded with essential fatty acids so it helps to keep hair well hdyrated. It also helps to regulate hair loss and control dry hair and scalp conditions. In doing so, it encourages hair growth and promotes overall healthy hair.

“CBD promotes healthy hair growth and good scalp health and protects your hair from daily environmental stresses because it is antioxidant rich,” Wachs said. “It also strengthens your hair and reduces breakage thanks to the high levels of amino acids and offers color protection thanks to tyrosine, too.”

In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it works to calm and nourish beneath the surface by deeply penetrating and conditioning in conjunction with a blend of ingredients like lemon grass, chamomile and Japanese matcha green tea.

The new look of beauty products

The beauty industry is constantly changing, and as new products and trends enter the market, CBD-related solutions are poised to dominate.

To learn more, visit emerhaircare.com or cbddailyproducts.com.



Article shared from the web site of the original publication : Brandpoint.(https://www.brandpointcontent.com)



Monday, April 15, 2019

Top 10 ways to reduce body fat and weight naturally.



Arrticle shared by Carlos Eduardo Feijoo, Founder, CEO and Editor of International Lux Magazine, from the web site of one of our Co-media partners

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when people carry excess weight or body fat to the extent that it might affect their health. It usually increases the risk of cardio-vascular diseases and associated health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Although there are numerous medicinal and surgical procedures to remove excess body fat, the following list explains 10 easy steps to reduce excess body fat naturally.

1. Exercise daily for at least 20 minutes. Take a brisk walk or a brief sprint, do some push-ups, yoga or plain aerobics; you need to burn the fat that has accumulated in your body. It will take time but you patience will pay off when you start noticing results after a few weeks.
2. Start your day with a glass of luke-warm water and a slice of lemon. Have it daily before breakfast. You shall feel refreshed and your body shall start shedding the accumulated fat naturally.
3. Have green tea.
4. Cut-down on your sugar intake. Avoid chocolates, ice cream and sugary treats.
5. Minimize your intake of rice, potato, cheese and mayonnaise.
6. Try to avoid processed food as much as possible. Eat fresh.
7. Eat fruits, lots of fruits. Fruits are rich in essential nutrients and water content but low on fat and sugar content.
8. Breakfast should be heavy, lunch should be moderate and dinner should be light. Finish your dinner at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed.
9. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Water hydrates the body and eliminates impurities from the blood stream.
10. Get a good night’s sleep. You should have sound sleep for at least 6 to 8 hours. It reduces stress and revitalizes your organs.

You should start seeing results with 3-4 weeks of following this simple regime. Stay fit, stay healthy.


Original post by : Nimisha Patel.
Nature lover. Like to research mythology.

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