Dherbs - Herbal Supplements, Herbal Remedies, Natural Healing Remedies, Full Body Detox » Wellness & Prevention https://www.dherbs.com Buy herbal supplements, natural remedies, and herbal remedies from Dherbs, the #1 alternative medicine product store. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:50:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jicama: The Fiber-Rich Powerhouse You Need To Know About https://www.dherbs.com/articles/jicama-the-fiber-rich-powerhouse-you-need-to-know-about/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/jicama-the-fiber-rich-powerhouse-you-need-to-know-about/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:25:50 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=86210 Much more than a simple root vegetable, jicama is a powerful prebiotic that is rich in fiber. Learn how to incorporate it into your diet.

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Occasionally known as the Mexican turnip or yam bean, jicama (hee-kah-ma) has the natural ability to increase energy levels, boost the immune system, strengthen bones, and promote healthy digestion. It is a root vegetable that is native to both Central and South America, and it has been consumed for thousands of years. Jicama is high in starch and is typically consumed raw in salsas, with various fruit, or with some chili powder and lime juice.

 

Roughly 86-90% of jicama is water and it is naturally low in calories. Many people eat it to help boost the immune system because of its high magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C content. The only edible portion of the plant is the root; the leaves and seeds are toxic. The white flesh of the bulbous root has a slightly sweet flavor that is crunchy like an apple. It’s pretty darn delicious! Add it to your diet for the following benefits.

 

Digestive Superstar:

Jicama has been referred to as a superfood because of its inulin content. Inulin is a natural prebiotic, which is essential for establishing healthy gut flora. One cup of jicama satisfies 25% of your recommended daily intake of dietary fiber, which is integral for moving food through the digestive tract. For those with diabetes, jicama is a great fruit option because it doesn’t metabolize into simple sugars, helping to keep blood sugar levels stable.

 

Circulation Aid:

Jicama contains a lot of iron and copper, both of which are beneficial for maintaining a healthy circulatory system. Iron and copper are also two essential components of red blood cells. The high fiber content is beneficial for improving arterial health and reducing inflammation, meaning jicama is beneficial for those with high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

 

Immune Booster:

One of the most prominent nutrients in jicama is vitamin C, which is an essential antioxidant that stimulates white blood cells, the first line of defense against illness. One cup of jicama provides approximately 40% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Consuming vitamin C-rich foods can help you stave off inflammation and oxidative stress.

 

Great For Bones:

The oligofructose inulin works to maintain bone strength because it helps with mineral retention. This decreases the rate of bone loss and it also helps bones absorb and use calcium efficiently. The magnesium, manganese, iron, and copper in jicama also help to build stronger bones and repair existing bone damage.

 

Weight Loss Food:

Part of losing weight is limiting your caloric intake, but you have to simultaneously replenish the body with nutrients. Considering that jicama is nutrient dense, mostly water, and only has about 35 calories per cup, it is a great food to include in your weight loss diet. Additionally, eating it as a snack helps to curb cravings and reduce your appetite.

 

Sources:

https://www.cookinglight.com/cooking-101/essential-ingredients/jicama

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/jicama.html

https://draxe.com/jicama/

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Dherbs Wants To Get To Know Its Customers https://www.dherbs.com/articles/dherbs-wants-to-get-to-know-its-customers/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/dherbs-wants-to-get-to-know-its-customers/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:45:54 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=86358 October 18th is National Get To Know Your Customers Day and we want to hear from you! There’s even a way to earn a special discount.

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Most businesses generate revenue from repeat customers, and Dherbs is no different. While Dherbs gets an array of new customers on a weekly basis, the company greatly appreciates the business it gets from customers who have been purchasing Dherbs products for years. The ultimate goal is to perpetually grow and reach as many people as possible, but it is heart-warming to know we have are so many loyal customers.

 

Customers are the ones who keep the doors of the company open. Even though Dherbs generates a large percentage of revenue via online sales, Dherbs seeks to make personal connections with customers. Dherbs wants to know about amazing customer transformations, or how cleansing helped to change eating habits to live a healthier life.

 

Because Get To Know Your Customers Day is later on this week, Dherbs would like to get to know as many of you as possible. We want to hear about your experiences with our products. Have you lost weight? Is your diet different? Has your outlook on life changed? We want to know all of this and more!

 

How Do You Let Us Know?

This process is very simple. All you have to do is post a video on Instagram or Facebook and mention us in the caption, and use the hashtag #gettoknowyourcustomersday. If you post a video before Friday, October 19th, 2018, at 8pm PST, we will send you a 15% off coupon code you can apply to a future Dherbs order.

 

Video Guidelines:

  • Please sit or stand in a well-lit area so that we can see your beautiful faces. No recording while you are under the covers, in the darkness, ready to go to bed.
  • Start off the video by stating your name and what Dherbs product(s) you use or have used. You can explain how you felt while using the product or how the product helped you. There are no right or wrong answers. The more you share, the better!
  • Upload your video to Instagram or Facebook. Mention us in the comments or caption on Instagram using @dherbs or mention us on Facebook using @dherbsfamily. You also need to put #gettoknowyourcustomersday in your caption/comment so that we can find easily find you all.
  • You must upload your video before Friday, October 19th, 2018, at 8pm PST in order to receive the discount.
  • We may use your video in the future! By submitting your video, you agree to allow us to use the footage however we please. Don’t worry, we won’t make you look bad.

 

Thank you all for your continued support over the years!

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Alkaline Foods To Help With Inflammation https://www.dherbs.com/articles/alkaline-foods-to-help-with-inflammation/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/alkaline-foods-to-help-with-inflammation/#comments Sat, 13 Oct 2018 11:30:19 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/uncategorized/alkaline-foods-to-help-with-inflammation/ Joint pain, chronic fatigue, acne, and digestive issues are all related to inflammation. Help reduce inflammation with these alkaline foods.

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Inflammation is one of the leading root causes of disease today. Health conditions that have been linked to inflammation include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many others. A lot of people suffer from inflammation, but are unaware because they interpret symptoms as natural bodily processes. To fix the symptom, many people apply a bandage in the form of over-the-counter medications. This does not address the root of the problem, making it harder for healing to begin.

 

Inflammation & Diet: Making The Connection

Most Americans have veered from the natural practice of “eating from the earth.” By that, we mean that people have gravitated towards processed foods, refined carbohydrates, sugars, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol. All of these foods, in addition to dairy products, poultry, eggs, and hormone-raised beef, induce inflammation. It’s important to remember that the plant world contains all of the necessary nutrients people need to survive. Additionally, plant-based foods are nutritionally dense and a lot of them are alkaline.

 

Various fruits and vegetables fall at different places on the pH scale. A lot of animal-based foods are acidic, while plant-based foods tend to be more alkaline. It would behoove you to incorporate alkaline foods in your diet to reduce inflammation, so we’ve detailed some of our favorite alkaline foods below.

 

Carrots:

Every root vegetable has alkalizing properties, but carrots stand out from the rest. People have been juicing carrots for years to absorb the vitamin A & C content, both of which help to reduce oxidative stress and alkalize the body. Try not to cook them too often because they become slightly acidic when cooked.

 

Spirulina:

Spirulina is a true superfood that is packed with an amazing nutritional profile. One teaspoon of spirulina contains four grams of protein, 80% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of iron, and 800% of your RDI of vitamin A. One teaspoon is all you need per day to help alkalize your blood.

 

Bok Choy:

Bok choy doesn’t receive a lot of attention and it isn’t on the average person’s grocery list. The antioxidants in bok choy help to naturally fight cancerous cells and reduce overall inflammation. Bok choy is also rich in vitamin C, fiber, and vitamin K. Add this cruciferous green to salads, soups, and wraps.

 

Dark Leafy Greens:

Speaking of greens, you should include kale, collards, and chard in your diet. The dark green color of these greens means that they are rich in chlorophyll, which has a cell structure that is very similar to human cells. Chlorophyll also helps to block the body’s absorption of carcinogens, which can lead to inflammation. Make sure to get your greens!

 

Raw Pumpkin Seeds:

Raw heirloom pumpkin seeds (not roasted or seasoned) have some amazing alkalizing properties. As the body digests them, they leave an alkaline ash in the blood, which helps the body naturally reach an alkaline state. Hemp seeds also provide this unique property. Pumpkin seeds are also great sources of chlorophyll, iron, and protein!

 

Matcha Tea:

Matcha is pretty special because it is not heated or processed like many other forms of green tea. You can almost consider it a raw green superfood, which contains about 40 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. It is best to purchase quality matcha to absorb the chlorophyll, which can help alleviate inflammation and improve your mood. Many people brew matcha into a tea, but it can be blended into your smoothies for a subtle sweetness.

 

Sources:

https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/arthritis-diet/anti-inflammatory/food-myths-arthritis-4.php

https://www.babble.com/best-recipes/how-alkaline-is-your-diet-11-foods-to-try/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/lesser-known-alkaline-foods-to-help-with-inflammation/

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Amazing Things That Happen When You Don’t Wear A Bra https://www.dherbs.com/articles/amazing-things-that-happen-when-you-dont-wear-a-bra/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/amazing-things-that-happen-when-you-dont-wear-a-bra/#comments Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:30:33 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=86337 With an aim to raise awareness about recognizing breast cancer symptoms, National No Bra Day encourages women to leave bras at home.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National No Bra Day lands on October 13th. Given that one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in life, National No Bra Day encourages women to carry out regular self-examinations and screenings to identify the symptoms and raise awareness about breast cancer.

 

In 2018, roughly 266,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. Due to the viral nature of social media, National No Bra Day has gained extreme popularity within the past seven years. Many women have used the hashtag #nobraday, going braless to support the cause. This day comes at a perfect time, considering Harvard University just released a study indicating that regular consumption of processed meats can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 9%.

 

Most women are taught that wearing a bra is a societal norm that should not be broken. The pro-bra mentality needs to be broken and women should be able to ditch the brassiere whenever they please. Not wearing a bra has some amazing benefits , some of which are detailed below.

 

Improve Breast Health:

The tightness around the chest area can reduce circulation, due to the compression of essential blood vessels. A French study revealed that women who did not wear bras had improved breast circulation and perkiness. Bras may not be the worst thing to ever come into existence, but not wearing a bra can help reduce the risk of rashes, acne, or infections that can stem from sweat or dirt being trapped between the skin and bra.

 

Improve Breast Shape:

The aforementioned French study proved that not wearing a bra can actually help to maintain natural breast shape. Consistently wearing a bra weakens chest muscles, which causes the breasts to droop and lose their natural shape. You can keep breasts rounder and perkier by letting them be.

 

Encourage Healthy Breast Tissue:

Wearing a bra may hinder a woman’s ability to continually produce healthy breast tissue. The regeneration of healthy breast tissue is integral for reducing the risk of developing breast cancer or other breast diseases. Healthy breast tissue helps the breasts retain breast muscle strength, and it can lead to stronger, rounder, and perkier breasts.

 

Leave the bras behind, ladies, and embrace the freedom and benefits of not wearing a bra. You can make every day National No Bra Day, or you can ditch the brassiere whenever you feel like it. It’s important to continue raising awareness about breast cancer and continue educating the masses on how to recognize the symptoms. Try thermography for the best early detection. Mention us in your #nobraday post on your social media platforms!

 

Sources:

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=52d3c1f2-6ea7-48f0-8610-d4865650021f

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6232221/Eating-burgers-hot-dogs-increases-womans-risk-breast-cancer-Harvard-study-warns.html

http://tiphero.com/benefits-of-not-wearing-a-bra/

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7 Shocking Maca Benefits You Need To Know About https://www.dherbs.com/articles/7-shocking-maca-benefits-you-need-to-know-about/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/7-shocking-maca-benefits-you-need-to-know-about/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:25:33 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=47907 This ancient plant can help boost your brain health, relieve stress, & improve energy levels. Too good to be true? Find out the truth here.

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Native to the Andes in Peru, maca root (commonly referred to as maca) is very similar to the turnip or radish. Many plants cannot withstand the cold weather in the Andes, but maca is quite the exception. Maca has been revered as a superfood for thousands of years because of its ability to aid learning, boost stamina and libido, and enhance fertility.

 

Maca has been classified as an adaptogen, which is a substance that can help the body handle stress. Because excess stress hormones can disrupt the natural function of other organs and systems in the body, consuming adaptogens has become increasingly popular in the natural health world. To better explore the surprising benefits of maca, let the following entice you.

 

Helps Women Balance Hormones:

A 2006 study revealed that maca supplementation helped women naturally balance hormone levels. Post-menopausal women who took two grams of maca powder daily showed reduced menopausal symptoms and well-balanced hormones.

 

Boosts Energy:

Maca has been used to help increase physical stamina for hundreds of years. Science has backed these historical claims by revealing that maca helps to enhance performance and energy during physical exercise, specifically endurance exercise. It also helps to lower oxidative stress!

 

Promotes A Healthy Sex Life:

Research has shown that maca has natural libido boosting properties; and it can take effect in as little as 8-12 weeks. Both men and women can benefit from consuming maca on a daily basis. Black and yellow maca may help to increase sperm motility, while red maca may aid the development of healthy embryos, but more research needs to be conducted in those areas.

 

Boosts Brain Health:

For years, Peruvians have been giving maca to children to help improve performance in school. According to a 2011 study, maca (specifically black maca) proved to be beneficial for learning, memory, and concentration.

 

Protects Skin From Sun Damage:

When applied directly onto the skin, maca extract may help prevent the skin from being damaged by UV light. In fact, maca extract has been recommended by scientists as a healthier alternative to commercial sunscreens, which are loaded with chemicals that can disrupt hormones and ruin ocean reefs.

 

Relieves Osteoarthritis:

You may want to start consuming maca tea if you have osteoarthritis because it has properties that can help relieve joint pain and stiffness. According to a 2011 review, consuming 1,500mg of maca with 300mg of cat’s claw helped to improve joint function while reducing stiffness in those with osteoarthritis.

 

Contains Antioxidants:

Maca is filled to the brim with nutrients, and generous amounts of them at that! It contains vitamin C, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin B6, and iron. Maca is also rich in powerful antioxidants that work to fight free radicals, which can damage DNA and cause premature aging.

 

Before you try maca, make sure that you check with your medical professional to ensure that you aren’t allergic or that it doesn’t negatively interact with medications you might be taking. Researchers suggest that people with autoimmune disorders avoid maca.

 

Sources:

https://blog.paleohacks.com/maca-root/

www.onegreeplanet.com

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-maca-root

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What You Need To Know About World Mental Health Day https://www.dherbs.com/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-world-mental-health-day/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-world-mental-health-day/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:25:41 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=86045 Annually recognized around the globe, World Mental Health day aims to raise awareness and change attitudes about mental health issues.

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Mental Health Awareness Week is held in May every year, but the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to raise awareness about a specific issue on World Mental Health Day on October 10th every year. It is integral to ensure that people are comfortable talking about mental health and that any related topic is not feared.

 

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2018 is “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.” Adolescence and early adulthood are important periods in life. So many exciting changes happen, but these changes can often bring about feelings of stress, apprehension, and anxiety. The worst thing a young person can do for his/herself is bottle up these feelings and avoid communicating them to anyone, because that can lead to mental illness.

 

Did you know that 50% of mental illness begins by age 14? Common mental illnesses in the adolescent years include depression and anxiety, both of which can lead to suicidal thoughts or risky behaviors that put lives in jeopardy. Considering that suicide is the second leading cause of death between the ages of 15-29, it is best to open the discussion about mental health so that the condition or feelings can be managed.

 

There is growing evidence that providing support for adolescent mental health brings greater benefits in the long run. Aside from overall health, findings indicate that the importance of building mental resilience leads to greater contributions to family, the workforce, and society as a whole.

 

Prevention can only begin by detecting and understanding the early signs and symptoms of mental illness. Building mental resilience is integral for adolescents to feel confident and maintain self-esteem. While teachers may provide psychosocial support in school, it is best to make the adolescent comfortable at home, a place where he or she shouldn’t be afraid to talk about feelings or sensitivities.

 

Always talk about mental health. The less we talk about it, the less we can offer help and promote healthy societies.

 

Sources:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6232279/World-Mental-Health-Day-2018-need-know.html

http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2018/en/

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How To Avoid Buying Junk Food While Grocery Shopping https://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-avoid-buying-junk-food-while-grocery-shopping/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/how-to-avoid-buying-junk-food-while-grocery-shopping/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:30:43 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=86009 How do you resist the temptation of unhealthy foods while grocery shopping? We have surefire tips to help you only buy healthy foods.

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As you peruse the aisles of a grocery store, you are hit by an onslaught of unhealthy processed foods. First of all, entering the middle aisles of most grocery stores is mistakes one, two, and three of your grocery shopping mission. Aside from the cleaning, kitchenware, and household products, the middle aisles of grocery stores typically contain all of the processed, unhealthy foods. Consistently buying and consuming those foods could slingshot you into high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol.

 

For a lot of Americans, grocery shopping isn’t something they get enthused about. In fact, only 27% of Americans cook at home on a daily basis. The rest tend to choose inexpensive fast food or takeout to reduce the stress and hassle that comes with preparing food or going to the grocery store. When a lot of people go grocery shopping, they get enticed by the deals. Most junk foods are typically on sale or have special bundle combos. This can derail a healthy shopping experience. To help you stick to your healthy food mission in a grocery store, use the tips below.

 

Go In With A Plan:

Make a list of what you need and don’t veer from the list. The moment you decide to go off-script, so to speak (unless you are buying more veggies!), all hell can break loose. Take five minutes before you shop to write down what you need. It is also recommended to plan your meals for the week in order to avoid buying unnecessary, unhealthy foods.

 

Eat Before You Shop:

Going to the grocery store on an empty stomach is like kissing your health goals goodbye. Statistics show that you are more likely to purchase unhealthy foods if you go to the store when you are hungry. Because your brain is actively telling your body to obtain food, you tend to buy quick and easy meals that are processed, sugary, and filled with unhealthy carbohydrates. Eat before you go to shop healthily.

 

Shop The Perimeter:

As we mentioned before, the inner aisles are filled with all of the unhealthy foods. While some unhealthy items exist in the perimeter, the foods that typically line those shelves are fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and meats and dairy products, although we aren’t fond of the last two we mentioned. The main thing is that you’ll avoid the excess sodium and processed ingredients that are plentiful in the middle aisles.

 

Stock Up On The Basics:

When it comes to cooking, you need to have certain items in your kitchen at all times. You don’t want to start your meals from scratch every time you go to the grocery store. By this, we mean you don’t want to keep re-purchasing the basics. Some of the best non-perishable basics include extra virgin olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, quinoa, brown rice, nuts and seeds, tahini, almond butter, steel cut oats, raw honey, raw agave, and liquid aminos. When you buy these items in bulk, you’ll have what you need and be more organized in the kitchen.

 

Sources:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/06/14/how-to-avoid-buying-junk-food-at-the-supermarket_a_22140720/

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/avoid-bad-foods-grocery-shopping-4190.html

https://thefitimpact.goherbalife.com/Content/Article/en-us/content/the-ultimate-grocery-store-battle-plan-five-tips-to-make-sure-you-buy-healthy-food-avoid-fatty-snacks-without-stressing-yourself-out?scheme=%2Fpublic

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Exercises To Help Stroke Survivors Improve Balance https://www.dherbs.com/articles/exercises-to-help-stroke-survivors-improve-balance/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/exercises-to-help-stroke-survivors-improve-balance/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:30:15 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=85779 Have you struggled to walk or experienced muscle weakness after a stroke? Help improve your balance with these at-home exercises.

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Having a stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in America, and about 800,000 people have a stroke every year. Causing damage to the brain and weakening the messages your ears, eyes, and muscles send to the neurological system, strokes can drastically affect a person’s balance. While the brain can begin to repair itself and help you regain balance and coordination in the process, residual balance problems can occur.

 

For stroke survivors who engage in physical therapy, the work doesn’t stop as soon as you leave the sessions. It is integral to work on your stability at home to accelerate the rehabilitation process. Balance and strength need to be relearned after a stroke, and that means you have to possess the will to improve your condition.

 

There are many at-home exercises stroke survivors can do to naturally improve balance. It is important to start with basic exercises at first. Even though they are simple, they require strong neurological connections to execute properly. Repeating them every day helps to build these connections to restore balance and strength. Before taking part in these exercises, talk to your physical therapist or medical professional about your plans.

 

Exercise #1: Heel Raises

This exercise requires support, so find a sturdy countertop or chair that can hold your weight. Face the chair or countertop, stand up straight, and keep your feet together. Holding onto the chair or countertop, raise up onto your tiptoes and keep your knees and back straight. Slowly lower yourself back onto your heals. Do three sets of ten reps.

 

Exercise #2: Ankle Circles

Sitting in a chair with your legs extended in front of you, rotate your ankles in circles. Rotate both ankles clockwise and counterclockwise. If this is too difficult, practice pointing and flexing your feet. This works to increase ankle flexibility, which in turn helps increase overall stability. If you use an AFO or have foot drop, sit with one leg up on the opposite thigh and rotate your ankle with your hands to relieve stiffness.

 

Exercise #3: Stand On A Pillow

Propioseption is the body’s ability to perceive spatial relationships. It also happens to be one of the three pillars of balance. Standing on a pillow, couch cushion, or small pile of towels and rocking back and forth is a great way to compromise firm footing. If you feel unstable, stand with your back in a corner and put a sturdy chair in front of you. You can catch yourself with either the wall or chair if you feel unstable.

 

As you progress with your recovery, you can continue to challenge yourself with more difficult exercises. You can practice things like heel-to-toe walking, squatting against a gym ball, single leg standing, and walking backwards. We hope these exercises help improve balance and strength in stroke survivors.

 

Sources:

http://www.stroke-network.com/articles/exercises-to-improve-balance-at-home

https://www.saebo.com/reclaim-your-stability-with-these-balance-exercises-for-stroke-recovery/

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7 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight https://www.dherbs.com/articles/7-reasons-why-you-are-not-losing-weight/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/7-reasons-why-you-are-not-losing-weight/#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2018 21:30:54 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=85783 If you are having trouble losing weight, read this article to learn the reasons why you aren’t losing weight and how to fix that.

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When you first set out on your weight loss journey, you may find that it doesn’t take a lot of effort for the initial pounds to fall off. After a while, however, you may not lose weight as easily. In fact, you may stop losing weight altogether. There are numerous reasons that may be inhibiting weight loss, the most common of which are detailed below.

 

Consuming Too Much Alcohol & Sugary Drinks:

Alcohol and sugar are your enemies if you are trying to lose weight. The calories and sugar content will differ depending on the type of alcohol and what you mix it with. Mixing alcohol and soda is an absolute “no no” if you want to lose weight. Not only does alcohol and sugar slow your metabolism, but they also damage the liver. Excess sugar consumption can lead to fat storage around the midsection, so try to avoid drinking or drastically limit your consumption.

 

You Are Not Consistent With Exercise:

Whether you like it or not, exercise is an integral element of weight loss. Fitness experts recommend about an hour of physical activity each day if you are trying to lose weight. For those who take part in high-intensity workouts, 30 minutes is the target number. You don’t have to follow those rules of exercise, but it is important to be consistent and to challenge yourself every day. Don’t let the body get used to a workout regimen. Find different activities to do so that workouts are enjoyable, not stressful.

 

You Aren’t Keeping Track Of What You’re Eating:

Most people aren’t aware of how much food they actually eat. If you are trying to lose weight, keeping track of the calories, nutrients, and types of food is paramount. Research suggests that 1,500 calories a day can help you lose weight, but this number can change slightly if you are exercising a lot. Try keeping a food diary, controlling your portions, and taking pictures of your meals to know what you are putting in your body.

 

Eating Foods That The Body Doesn’t Agree With:

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and more are becoming more popular because people are realizing that they have food sensitivities or intolerances. It may take an elimination diet to make yourself aware of which foods negatively affect your body. These aren’t the same as allergies and continuing to eat the same foods, to which you are intolerant, can cause hormonal imbalances, weight gain, acne, and more. If you eat dairy, for example, take it away for a month and see if you have an easier time losing weight.

 

You Aren’t Eating Right After Exercising:

This is a common mistake, but people want to reward themselves after working out. If you keep eating the wrong foods after exercising, the effort you exerted and calories you burned will be for naught. You’ll be on a hamster wheel until you eat the right foods after exercising. Part of losing weight is fueling the body with what it needs during the recovery period after a workout.

 

You Aren’t Sleeping Well:

A good night’s sleep has more of an effect on your body than helping you feel less groggy in the morning. Studies have shown that a poor sleep pattern is high on the list of risk factors for obesity. Adults who don’t sleep well have a 55% greater risk of becoming obese. Your metabolism can slow when you aren’t well rested, and staying up too late promotes unnecessary and unhealthy snacking.

 

You Aren’t Drinking Enough Water:

Water helps to flush waste and fat from your body via urine. Not drinking enough water can cause the body to hold onto excess fluid and fat. One study found that people who drank 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before their meals lost 44% more weight than people who didn’t drink water before eating. Sufficiently hydrating yourself works to reduce your caloric intake and increase the number of calories you burn.

 

Sources:

https://www.verywellfit.com/not-losing-weight-heres-why-1231606

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/20-reasons-you-are-not-losing-weight#section13

https://www.thefitimpact.com/2018/05/03/10-reasons-why-youre-not-losing-weight/

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6 Warning Signs That You’re Emotionally Exhausted https://www.dherbs.com/articles/6-warning-signs-that-youre-emotionally-exhausted/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/6-warning-signs-that-youre-emotionally-exhausted/#comments Sat, 29 Sep 2018 11:30:46 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=85678 The average American lives a hectic life and can easily become overly stressed. Find out how to identify when you’re emotionally drained.

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Life is a constant series of highs and lows, and the unpredictability can take a toll on a person’s mental and emotional health. Whether it is work, a family situation, an unstable relationship, or bad habits, many things can affect your outlook and your feelings. To avoid a burn-out, it is integral to identify the signs of mental or emotional exhaustion.

 

The worst thing you can do is ignore emotional exhaustion. Long-term stress that builds up in the body can not only take a toll on your mental and emotional health, but it can also negatively affect physical health. It is never too late to seek help or take advantage of practices to avoid emotional exhaustion. Stop, breathe, and allow yourself to recuperate. You can do this! See the signs of emotional exhaustion below.

 

You Are Having Health Problems:

Common health symptoms associated with emotional exhaustion can include severe headaches, gut-related issues, chest pain, neck pain, or constipation. A lot of people start clenching their jaws and can have trouble breathing. These signs indicate an overwhelming amount of stress in the body. The body knows when it is time to make a change, so listen to it! Click here to help naturally relieve stress.

 

You Have Trouble Sleeping:

Emotional exhaustion does not mean that you sleep like a baby kangaroo in its mom’s pouch. Mental and emotional stress can make it more difficult to calm your thoughts, making it harder to fall asleep. What happens, then, is that you can add insomnia to your list of problems. Click here to help naturally remedy insomnia.

 

You Become Easily Irritated:

When every single thing starts to get on your nerves, something is wrong. A coworker’s bad habit or the tone of someone’s voice can go from slightly bothersome to unbearable. These things can set you off on a fiery rampage, and this can ultimately destroy relationships and upset the people you love. Click here to learn how to practice meditation.

 

Your Motivation Dwindles:

Getting work done can seem impossible. You can’t imagine powering through the day. Finding motivation to do anything can be a constant struggle and things that once motivated you are not enough. Don’t push too hard and allow yourself to have much needed rest. There is inspiration everywhere and it can strike at any given moment.

 

You Cry For No Reason:

Well, you are crying for a lot of reasons, but you think that the waterworks came out of nowhere. When you feel trapped and are at a loss for what to do, the smallest thing can make you burst into tears. A good cry is sometimes necessary. Allow yourself to cry, let your guard down, and release whatever has been building up inside you. Breathe deeply and try to redirect your focus to something positive and relaxing.

 

You Are Experiencing Anxiety Attacks:

Feeling exhausted means that you have more stress than usual. As a result, you can experience anxiety attacks on a regular basis. Don’t fear this because that can perpetuate the attacks. Try to find a soothing way to calm yourself and figure out the essentials you need in the present. Click here to learn how to cope with anxiety.

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/emotional-exhaustion#treatment

https://thepowerofsilence.co/8-signs-youre-mentally-and-emotionally-exhausted/

https://tradingaverage.com/9-warning-signs-that-you-are-emotionally-and-mentally-exhausted/

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