Healthy Mind

What are Antioxidants, and How can They Benefit You?

(Guest post by Darlene Mills — Thanks Darlene!)
How do Antioxidants Work?

A lot of antioxidants are being offered in the market, all of which boast of making your health and lifestyle better. But for starters, what exactly are antioxidants? These are substances and nutrients found in the food we eat which can prevent or at least slow down oxidative damage to our bodies. More precisely, they inhibit the process of oxidation in our bodies. This produces free radicals which can then start chain reactions – when these occur in a cell, it can cause damage and even death. What antioxidants do is to stop these chain reactions by getting rid of free radical intermediates and inhibiting other oxidation reactions. In a nutshell (and in less complicated terms), these antioxidants act as ‘free radical scavengers’ which exterminate these free radicals and prevent any damage caused by them.

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The Benefits of a Weight Loss Holiday

Guest post by Dan Aldulescu who’s a travel writer specializing in researching and recommending the best weight loss holidays offers.

A recent NHS study revealed that almost a quarter of adults in England are clinically obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30kg/m2. Even more are overweight (a BMI of 25-30 kg/m2) and the problem certainly isn’t restricted to the UK. Obesity is on the rise throughout the developed world, with comparable or higher levels in most of Europe and the USA.

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Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Can it Help You Lose Weight?

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There have been a handful of legitimate studies conducted on the topic of hypnosis for weight loss, and the results have been largely positive. These studies have shown that in most cases, if the hypnotherapy is done correctly, hypnosis can help yield positive results in regards to weight loss. But before you go run out and start searching the yellow pages for the nearest hypnotherapist, there is a catch (Doh!). As with any other sort of weight loss program, weight loss hypnosis isn’t a quick, easy fix – it’s more of a “helping hand” of sorts… Read More…

The Interrelationship Between Negative Emotions and Illness

We have all probably experienced how our state of health is affected negatively when everybody we meet tells us that we look ill. This is proof that our state of health is affected to a large extent by our state of mind. Similarly, our emotions act as subconscious messages sent to the conscious mind via the body – it then becomes obvious that consistent negative emotions will ALWAYS have a negative impact on our physical body and hence on our health. Read More…

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