Olives to some they may seem like an indulgence, but they’re actually a fiber-packed, good-for-you-anytime essential food. And, with roughly 500 varieties to choose from, boredom is not on the menu. Nature has gifted us with an olive to suit virtually every taste, so dig into these petite powerhouses and enjoy the benefits they’ll bestow from head-to-toe.
The scientific benefits of meditation are extensive and well-documented. When you know what you’re doing, meditation works. Sleep and energy levels improve. Stress levels go down. Immunity is strengthened. Digestion is more balanced. The ageing process slows. Coping with change is easier. Mental clarity and focus sharpens.
Digestion is one of those routine bodily processes you probably don’t pay much attention to. That is, until ills like bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation rear their ugly head. While some people just try to ride it out, frequent gastrointestinal distress isn’t ‘normal.’ Rather, it’s your body’s way of telling you that your digestion needs some TLC.
Music has the power to heal, to encourage feelings of well-being and to soothe a stressed-out mind – making it the perfect elixir for our current moment. It’s also one of the healthiest ways I know to self-medicate and I encourage everyone to dose up frequently.
With so many of life’s pleasurable activities having been severely curtailed recently, small wonder so many folks have had more than a few dietary slip ups, with biggies like too much sugar topping the list.
Whether you’re just beginning your nutritional ramp-up, or returning to a healthier routine after a hit-or-miss past few months, loading up on leafy greens at every meal is a great, impactful first step. What else? How about one of my favorite dietary ‘easy adds’ – those under-rated edible fungi, mighty mushrooms.