4 Health Hacks To Bring In 2019 Healthierjapaorganics
A popular buddha phrase is said “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” It’s vital to maintain a strong body to ensure you are maximizing your daily endeavors in life. As we are only in January, which marks the beginning of 2019 here are some health tips to help you get more out of your health routines and diet!
Apple Cider Vinegar – Hippocrates Approved & He Was A Sharp Fella.
Apple Cider Vinegar is simply amazing. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar for wound cleaning over two thousand years ago. It burns fat & cleans a fatty liver (which most people have) because the main ingredient is acetic acid.
Acetic acid is great and helps your body absorb minerals from meals you ate 6,8,12 hours prior to consuming. Introducing apple cider vinegar into your diet effectively can help kill pathogens, including bacteria.
Additionally, Studies suggest that vinegar can increase feelings of fullness and help people eat fewer calories, which leads to weight loss.
So if you want to consciously remove toxins from your body take apple cider vinegar each day and dilute it with water, add ginger or lemon and you will be on track to living a longer more, fulfilled existence.
Intermittent Fasting – Cavemen Were Ripped
Fasting or Intermittent Fasting is not focused on what foods you eat but rather when you eat. A common rule of thumb follows the 16-8 principle which is 8 hours of eating followed by 16 hours of fasting.
For example, if you were to follow this formula and it’s really quite easy if you already aren’t a breakfast person. A game plan would be to stop eating around 7 pm and then I wake up the next day, have a coffee/apple cider vinegar drink/hydrate with water and not eat until 11 am. Once you get used to this it’s not a problem at all. The body tends to be very habitual with eating habits.
Some of the core benefits of applying intermittent fasting are:
- Lower Oxidative Stress & Inflammation in the Body – Oxidative stress causes aging and several diseases & inflammation is also a key-driven in many common diseases.
- Good For Your Brain – Studies have shown that intermittent fasting may increase the growth of new neurons and protect the brain from damage.
- Extend Lifespan – A study of rats proved that 83% of rats who fasted every other day lived longer than non-fasting rats.
- Cell Repair – Fasting initiates a process called autophagy which essentially breaks down and removes dysfunctional proteins that build up in our body over time. Think of autophagy as emptying the garbage & creating space for new healthy cells.
It’s funny when people say you need to eat every 2 hours to keep your metabolism going because this isn’t aligned with our history. Cavemen didn’t have supermarkets, refrigerators but rather they were hunter-gatherers. Our ancestor’s bodies evolved to sustain periods of no food, and this process is very healthy and natural.
Tumeric– The Thousand Year Old Indian Secret
Many folks in the western world first discover turmeric in an Indian recipe. Sprinkling a dash of tumeric on your veggies for taste but it’s undeniable when it comes to the health benefits. The main active ingredient in Tumeric is Curcumin – which has been extensively studied and said to provide:
- Reduced inflammation as powerful as many anti-inflammatory drugs on the market.
- Increases antioxidants – after all, it is a powerful antioxidant.
- Optimized blood flow – reducing blood pressure and assisting in dilation of blood vessels.
- Lower heart attack risk – Via anti-inflammatory properties.
Something important to note is Curcumin isn’t easily absorbed into the bloodstream & many of the case studies mentioned were conducted using turmeric extracts containing mostly Curcumin dosages exceeding 1gm per day.
Sprinkling some turmeric on your food will not produce the same levels as the test studies so if you truly wanted to experience the effects it’s best to take an extract containing a significant amount of Curcumin.
Additionally, if you do use Tumeric on food black pepper (contains piperine – natural substance) is a great addition as it will enhance the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.
Heat has also shown to increase the solubility or absorption of turmeric so many prefer to craft their own Tumeric tea with a teaspoon of honey, lemon, cinnamon, etc. This is a healthy antioxidant tea that tastes delicious and better than going for that extra seventh cup of caffeinated joe to keep focused throughout the day.
CBD Oil – Allow The Body To Heal Itself
CBD Oil or Cannabidiol is all the craze these days, but is it really worth it? Simply stated, yes. It really comes down to the endocannabinoid system each mammal has. The endocannabinoid system is what allows the body to heal itself and is responsible for these two main functions:
- Pleasure/well being/energy
- Regulating the body to protect from injury and disease
Now CBD Oil doesn’t directly heal the body but rather it influences the endocannabinoid system to perform optimally. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a network of cell receptors, molecules and enzymes located in the brain and central nervous system.
You may have heard of many of the benefits for ailments from anxiety to arthritis osteoporosis and people all over are supporting the science behind CBD Oil. In November 2017, the World Health Organization recommended that CBD should no longer be listed as a controlled substance since it has a long list of health benefits with no known side effects. So don’t think you are going to get stoned and sit on the couch with this cannabis extract!
Take Action! We are already in 2019!
So there you have it here are 4 actionable health introductions to your life can dramatically increase your health that you should start today! Even if you aren’t ready to take action at least you can begin the journey of learning and reading more about these 4 topics above. The take small steps to apply how you can incorporate these tips into your daily lives. As the Chinese proverb states a “journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.”