According to the World Health Organization stress, especially work related stress, is one of the major threats to the well-being of Europeans. A lot of the time we blame our genes for the status of our health when really they only account for 5 percent of the symptoms we experience. This shows that the future of our health is not predetermined by…

We all experience stress in our lives whether it is due to high job demands, low-income, problems at home or at work or minor things like a computer breakdown or a traffic jam. While a little stress is certainly harmless, research shows that long-term stress can lead to a number of chronic conditions. For a very long time the pathways between…

What does a healthy diet look like? These days, scientists are pretty sure about two things: First, processed, sugary foods are bad, and second, your diet should contain lots of fiber . Why is that, you’re wondering? Well, the benefits of fiber are manifold. It’s important for digestive health and a regular bowel movement , makes you feel full…

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According to the World Health Organization stress, especially work related stress, is one of the major threats to the well-being of Europeans. A lot of the time we blame our genes for the status of our health when really they only account for 5 percent of the symptoms we experience. This shows that the future of our health is not predetermined by…

We all experience stress in our lives whether it is due to high job demands, low-income, problems at home or at work or minor things like a computer breakdown or a traffic jam. While a little stress is certainly harmless, research shows that long-term stress can lead to a number of chronic conditions. For a very long time the pathways between…

Inflammation is your body's natural response to bacteria, viruses or other pathogens entering your body. It uses inflammation to fight illness and protect it from any harm. Therefore, it's a necessary part of the healing process. However, sometimes the inflammatory response just doesn't stop. That's when acute inflammation becomes chronic…

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The ancient ayurvedic technique of oil pulling, also known as "kavala" or "gundush" has become increasingly popular in recent years. The oil pulling benefits are manifold. It is best known for its benefits on oral hygiene and the prevention of gingivitis and tooth decay. However, there are more benefits to oil pulling than just dental care…

Food allergies, food intolerances, food sensitivities - When it comes to the reaction of our body towards food, there is a lot to watch out for. Physical reaction to certain foods are common, but mostly they are not caused by a food allergy but rather a food intolerance. A lot of the time, people mix up those two even though the differences are…

When you close your eyes and imagine the very best version of yourself, what do you see? That was the question asked by Ralf Bohlmann during a detox conference I attended. Maybe you see yourself with five kilos less, maybe you have tighter thighs or more abs. I’m pretty sure you have a clear picture in your head. The question is, how do you…

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Grains belong into the group of carbohydrates . Carbohydrate evoke different emotions around health enthusiasts and there is always a big debate going on whether they are an essential component of a healthy diet or whether they are harmful. In the US, health authorities recommend eating 5 to 6 servings of grain for women, and 6 to 8 for men. On…

Protein is essential in the process of stocking a healthy kitchen. 15 to 25 percent of our energy intake (kilojoule) should actually be coming from high quality protein. It is responsible for multiple functions in our body, such as building tissue and cells as well as making hormones and antibodies. They break down into amino acids and are the…

Stocking a healthy kitchen is actually not that difficult. There is only one rule to follow when it comes to fruits and veggies: Buy fresh, local, organic, and in-season produce. These non-starchy carbohydrates contain tons of minerals, vitamins, and fiber, that keep us healthy and boost our biological processes. The question of when, where, and…

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When in proper balance, hormones help the body thrive, leaving you feel energized and well. However, only small problems with hormones can be the cause of serious and life-altering symptoms. That is why it is crucial to listen to your body and be able to detect any imbalances in your hormonal system. In this introduction you’ll learn what hormones…

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No industry has tackled content marketing quite as well as the fitness industry. For good reasons: Staying fit and living healthy starts with a mental decision. From incorporating workouts into your busy schedule to believing that you can achieve anything - the right mindset is irreplaceable. That’s where content marketing comes into play: The…

Using Content Marketing to attract more customers? The nutrition and supplementary company Your Superfoods demonstrates how it’s done. I will show you how Your Superfoods uses Content Marketing Strategies by showing various food marketing examples deployed by them to get more people to eat healthy and buy their food products. Buying dietary…

Engagement on your blog proves to new readers that your content is worth reading, plus it also gives you the perfect opportunity to get in contact with your audience and show them that you care. In the long run, invested visitors mean $$ in the bank as they are more likely to buy from you than those who don't know you at all. On the other hand, a…

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We all know the phrase "content is king". Content drives the Internet. We write emails, social media posts or ebooks - none of that would be out there without content. A user typically spends around 27 hours online each week, always surrounded by some sort of content. She is on Facebook and one of her friends shared this awesome article about yoga…

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I have always been struggling to find that one thing that I am passionate about. There are so many things that I like to do, so many things I want to try and so many careers that I find absolutely fascinating. But all these things were changing constantly. One passion however, never resided: traveling. Ever since my first trip to Australia after…

Right now I am sitting in my favorite Café in Chiang Mai writing this article, sipping my cappuccino, feeling the sun on my face and I am thinking: How can life get any better? Since starting being freelancer my life has had constant ups and downs. One day I would feel super motivated and ready to bring it on, the other day I would sit at my desk…

In April of 2017 we visited Chiang Mai for the first time. We actually already wanted to go there six years ago, however a nasty food poisoning didn’t allow it. This time, we were determined to make it. We booked our accommodation on Airbnb and checked out how to get to Chiang Mai the easiest way. We ended up not taking the easiest way though, as…

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The benefits of yoga are manifold. They range from helping to regulate anxiety, to allow for a better sleep and even helping with depression. However, there is always the question: Which of these benefits are really backed up by research? These days, more and more research is going in the area of yoga and health benefits. Today I want to talk with…

So you’re thinking about starting to do yoga? That’s great! First, let me ask you: What led you to do yoga? Was it the search for inner peace, health reasons, or do you want to become more flexible? Whatever it is, you will find it in yoga! I remember when I started yoga years ago, things were so different. Nobody was talking about the hottest yoga…

Fitness isn’t always easy and we’ve all hit that bump in the road, the setback. A lot of the time it takes hard work and a lot of time to be able to see the first results. Many people even quit before having had any success. Others saw the first results, only to fall behind them after some time. What’s important is how you react to that bump. Are…

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This guide on how to stay in shape while traveling was written by Margaret Dunn , a traveling health and fitness coach. Follow her adventures on Instagram to see where she travels and how she works out! If you’re anything like me, when you’re traveling, whether for work or for fun, your main goal is to relax. Hitting the gym or going for a run…

After being in Bali and checking out all these great yoga places, I thought it couldn’t get any better - if only, I thought yoga classes would get worse. My, was I wrong. Our next stop was Lombok, Bali’s not so well-known but equally amazing little sister. There, we stayed in Kuta Lombok, thus in the south of the island. Naturally, the first thing…

While I was traveling in Luang Prabang, Laos, I had the pleasure to meet Tasha from Tasha plus Yoga . Tasha is a traveling yoga teacher from New Jersey who has been traveling for more than one year by the time I met her. She was a teacher at Utopia Bar in Luang Prabang, where I met her. I was lucky to be able to take two classes of yoga with her…