5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

Does the idea of getting needles inserted all over your body make you queasy? Let your tummy rest. Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal practice with thousands of years of proven benefits — it’s worth overcoming your fear.

What can you hope to achieve? What should you expect the first time you go for treatment? Here is your beginner’s guide to acupuncture and five of its health benefits.  

A Beginner’s Guide to 5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture and a Guide for Beginners

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Are You Addicted To Self-Judgment?

"I'm such a jerk. How could I have said that?"

"I'm a loser. I'll never get anywhere."

"I'm so stupid. I should have learned this by now."

"I don't fit in because there is something wrong with me."

"I'll never be good enough. I'll never do it right."

"I'm permanently emotionally damaged. I'll never be okay."

"No one could love me. I'm not lovable."

...and on and on.

Are you aware of how often you judge yourself and how you feel as a result of your self-judgments?

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Heart-Healthy Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

Having a nutritious plant-based diet is critical for your health. It helps lower your cholesterol, preventing the risk of heart disease and stroke. So, here are seven heart-healthy foods to incorporate into your diet.

1. Add in Some Whole Grains

Grains are the perfect source of fiber. They help improve cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of stroke and diabetes. Grains also include plenty of B vitamins, iron and magnesium. These vitamins are essential in ensuring your body's cells function correctly.

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Plant-Based Hiking Food Ideas: What to Eat Before, During, & After a Hike

You can’t stop an idea whose time has come. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invented calculus roughly simultaneously, even though neither was aware of the other’s work. Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Joseph Priestley (not to be confused with Jason Priestley), Antoine Lavoisier, and others independently discovered oxygen in the 18th century. And in the 1800s, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace both came up with the theory of evolution and didn’t know of each other until both had published.

But in the last third of the 20th century, the big question was, who invented trail mix?

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Embracing the Sage: Anti-Aging to Eternal Being

Aging is a natural process occurring for each of us, although it’s one we’ve been taught to resist. With the numerous serums, health products and procedures promising to help win the battle against aging, many are caught up in this constant “fight” against aging and left desperately looking for the next miracle product to stop or even reverse the natural effects of time’s passing. In fact, so pervasive is this growing resistance to the aging process that, according to Orbis Research, “the global anti-aging market is estimated to reach $331.41 billion by 2021.”

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A Simple Guide to Achieving Self-Acceptance

The mental health movement is normalizing therapy, psychiatric medications and self-work. However, one emotional sector people often struggle with is self-acceptance. Society belittles this concept by pushing diet pills, clothes, accessories, meal plan kits and other products, so it can be difficult to appreciate who you are without any products.

Consumers are increasing their awareness of harmful advertising and its impacts on mental health. Improving your self-acceptance can increase your quality of life. There are five simple ways to enhance your well-being every day and quiet all that external noise.

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The 5 Best Ways to Live an Age-Proof Life

Aging is a process, not a one-time event. You don't wake up one day and realize you're old. The same nutritional issues that affect seniors, from heart disease to aging skin, begin in the middle years. The majority of the disease and dysfunction associated with aging are now understood to result from lifestyle choices. In short, it is not the number of years that causes deterioration but how we choose to spend them. If we are willing to change what we eat, how we supplement, and how we live, we can make the most of our healthy middle years and postpone or even prevent the feeble elderly years.

The earlier you begin to age-proof your diet, the better. However, it is never too late. The plan is simple if you follow these five simple guidelines:

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Super Fruits: An Ayurvedic View on Fruits

According to Ayurveda, when fruits are ripe and eaten in the proper season and climate, they are pure nectar. They immediately turn into rasa (nutritional fluid) — the first of the seven body tissues. Fresh, ripe fruit requires practically no digestion and helps to increase Ojas, the finest by-product of digestion that enhances immunity, happiness, and strength.

Sweet, ripe, super fruits provide valuable nutrients to the body. You will notice more energy and happiness from eating fresh, organic fruits on a daily basis. In Ayurveda, super fruits are also valued for their ability to cleanse the body of toxins.

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6 Tips to Increase Protein Intake on a Plant-Based Diet

Are you considering a plant-based diet, planning to go vegan, or vegetarian?

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6 Healthy Daily Activities to Help You Take Back Control of You

Uncertainty abounds in today’s world – and the way you cope with it influences your mental health. Events like pandemics, wars, and pending economic and climate catastrophes can leave you feeling powerless.

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Easy Ways to Feel Good on the Inside and Out This Spring

Warm weather and sunshine may inspire you to make positive changes in your life. Create a healthier lifestyle by reading these easy ways to feel good on the inside and out this spring. Trying something new could be all you need to become the best version of yourself.

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5 Rituals To Bring More Magic Into Your Life!

In times of stress or uncertainty, there’s nothing better than finding a way to infuse more magic into our daily lives. Rituals are a beautiful and simple way to make our actions sacred. A great ritual can help us renew our faith in hope. 

When we focus too much on our outside circumstances, sometimes we think we are powerless. It can be easy to feel a sense of hopelessness. We have to remember that there is a greater good that we can always tune into. 

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Is Pineapple Good for You — and the Planet?

You’re an 18th-century British aristocrat. How do you show your fellow nobles just how rich and powerful you are? John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, did it with a pineapple.

Europeans had been fascinated by the fruit since Columbus first encountered it in the tropical lands he despoiled for crown and country, but couldn’t figure out how to grow one until the Dutch invented greenhouses in the 1680s. After that, the ability to produce a pineapple became a clear indication of tremendous wealth.

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Why You Need to Make Yourself a Priority in Life

With many of us today juggling so many responsibilities and commitments in the busy pace of day to day life, it can be a challenge to even find 5 minutes for ourselves! The demands of our jobs, families and businesses often take first priority, meaning we neglect to take a step back and think about catering to our own needs.

Or, even if we don’t have some of these commitments, we might consciously or subconsciously berate ourselves for not having what we believe we should - the family, the high-flying job, the thriving bank account and the flourishing business. Even though we have a little more time, we’re still not making ourselves a priority because of this negative self-talk. 

If either of these scenarios resonate with you in some way, today I’m going to share with you why it’s so important to make yourself a priority, how to focus on yourself and how this actually enables you to be a better parent, caregiver, employee or business owner. 

Why it’s important to take a step back

Think about it; if you’re burnt out, constantly seeing to other people, are stressed and generally overloaded, you’re running beyond capacity and the chances are you’re unable to live in true alignment and in the authentic expression of yourself. When operating from this place of auto-pilot, you’re not able to be your best self to those other people and commitments because you’re neglecting to take the time to reconnect to yourself and your heart. This is the essence of what self-love is about. I share more about the idea of long-term self-care in this YouTube video, which I highly recommend you take a look at. 

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5 Ways to Reuse Extra Food to Avoid Waste

You clean out your refrigerator once a week, sighing as you toss half-eaten fruit containers and moldy leftovers. All that food waste makes a significant difference to the planet. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that such practices add the equivalent of 42 coal plants’ worth of carbon to the planet’s problems each year.

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Is The Law Of Attraction In Play For An Addict?

It is common to hear addicts talk about themselves as if they were different than other people. They have often gone through so much and felt dehumanized so many times that seeing things work for other people is like watching a foreign film, they can’t understand the message and they don’t get the plot.

In my book “The Law of Sobriety”, I discuss how important it is for addicts to see themselves as any other person. Learning how to tap into the Law of Attraction and using the energy provided to us by the Universe can be used for healing addictions and developing a positive message to send forth to the world around us.

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8 Tips And Tricks To Improve Your Digestive Health

The human digestive system is a complex environment containing millions of microbes and bacteria which are all carefully balanced. But the demands of modern life can knock these bacteria out of sync and upset your gut altogether. This imbalance can cause all sorts of uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, constipation and much more, but there are foods, habit changes and natural remedies that can help. 

Let's learn all about digestive health and explore some easy ways to keep everything happy and functioning at its best…

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5 Tips for Deepening Your Regular Yoga Practice

You might have fallen in love with yoga after your first class. However, two years later, your routine feels a bit stale. What can you do to reignite your passion for your practice?

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6 Tips to Help New Parents Manage Discomfort in Newborns

Few things terrify new parents like a fussy baby who won’t quiet down. Is it colic? Did you stick them with a diaper pin? Could it be something more serious?

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5 Common Mistakes Plant-Based Eaters Make and How to Avoid Them

A well-planned whole foods, plant-based lifestyle is a health-promoting, nutritionally smart, delicious, and enjoyable way to live and eat. Plus, it contributes to fewer animals living in abject misery in factory farms, far fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and to a safer and healthier world for future generations. So any and all steps taken toward a more plant-forward way of eating are worth celebrating in my book.

Yet, in my work with thousands of Plant-Powered & Thriving course participants and members of Food Revolution Network’s Whole Life Club, I’ve noticed five common missteps people take in the early days and weeks of plant-based eating.

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Join Panache Desai each weekday morning for support in reconnecting to the wellspring of calm and peace that lives within you and that has the power to counterbalance all of the fear, panic, and uncertainty that currently engulfs the world.

Designed To Move You From Survival and Fear to Safety and Peace. Available Monday - Friday. Meditation begins at 9 AM.  Access early to hear Panache's monologue -  around 8:30 AM. 

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