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Healthy Power Smoothies

Smoothies are great for breakfast or a snack. Next time you have a smoothie add some raw spinach or kale to your delicious recipe. It’s an easy way to make a sweet smoothie more like a “green” one. All the major juice bars are going green all across the country, so why not do it at home too!  Just chop up a handful of baby spinach or curly kale (about one-half cup) and toss it in. It adds a quick serving of healthy veggies to your daily intake and lends mellowness to sweet smoothies. It also gives you an extra boost of energy with every sip. (more…)

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Feel Good Yin-Yang Foods!

The Yin-Yang of a food isn’t just its nutrient value but also its “hot” and “cold” values of the food too that makes you feel better! Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), teaches that food also has a “hot” and “cold” feature for making us feel good, but this has nothing to do with temperature of the food.

Here’s why: According to TCM, each item of food has an energetic property of yin or yang. These are thought of as complimentary pairs that are constantly shifting in relationship to one another at either ends of the scale – night and day, lite and heavy, strong and weak. TCM believes that we absorb yin (cold) or yang (hot) energy from the foods we eat—and that medical conditions are manifestations of these yin-yang imbalances. The implications of this are that we can heal ourselves by correcting the imbalances by eating the appropriate yin-yang foods. The MyFaceMyLife team have delved into this approach to healing and come up with the following explanations: (more…)

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Be Kinder and More Compassionate to Yourself

At an early age we were taught by our parents to have compassion for other people—for those less fortunate than ourselves and those who are suffering from illnesses. But we were never taught to have feelings of compassion for ourselves when we are having a hard time? Because of that, its often much harder to do.

New research has revealed that we all could benefit from some of the good feeling and support that we give others. Call it compassion toward ourselves or self-compassion. It’s a new area of psychological research that is currently being explored. (more…)

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Get Creative While You Hydrate

We’re not diet monks when it comes to sweet cravings, but while the occasional glass of sugary, ice cold soda may be okay to cool your throat and match your barbecue plate or lazy sun lounge this summer, we’re not too keen on turning to them constantly to hydrate – because dehydrate is what they really do!

So if sweet thirst-quenchers are one of your weaknesses, we recommend you skip making the high-fructose canned ones your regular brew and rethink your drink by opting for some delicious but healthier options instead. (more…)

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5 Easy Steps to Breathing Meditation

Meditation is all about the breathing technique so you might be wondering, what is the difference between a breathing meditation and any other form of meditation. After all, isn’t proper breathing essential for any meditation as with any form of breathing?

Good question. When we talk about a breathing meditation, it’s in reference to the process of making the breath a vehicle for entry into the meditative state. Other common breathing vehicles include chanting a mantra, visualization, focusing on a single object like a flame or bowl of water, walking, or even focusing internally on a specific organ or location within the body. (more…)

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Power Up with Real Juice – 5 Super Juicy Recipes

A real healthy juice mix is not just a glass chock full of nutrition – they’re a burst of flavor, they are easy and fun to make. They’re also as close as you can get to a successful science experiment, and quite often, they taste as good as they look. And Smoothies are a great all year round healthy pick me up meal. Some people even claim that making a juice or smoothie has therapeutic qualities! Maybe!

Well, if you agree, then here are our 5 super juicy recipes we found for you to try for the next 5 days. They’re simple to prepare because all you need is a blender and a glass, and the ingredients, of course! Here we go.

1. Avocado Coconut Smoothie

For the avocado lovers we recommend this creamy and tropical brew of avocado, coconut and flax oil to fuel your body with good fat, which is essential for good eyesight, glowing skin, and to pump vitamins around your body. Throw a banana in and you’ll increase the yummy factor and will pretty much turn this smoothie into a healthy sweet pudding. (more…)

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Throat Cancer is on the Rise

Western civilizations are experiencing a boom in cancers of all types. How can you protect yourself from developing cancer, what are the warning signs and the treatments available today? Here is what you can do for yourself……..

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself…

Until the 1980s, throat cancers were relatively rare. They mainly affected older men who smoked and drank alcohol heavily.

Now: These same cancers are appearing more frequently, often in healthy men and women who have never smoked or abused alcohol.
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Lemons – How Good are They?

For a refreshing and alkaline drink slice 2-3 thin slices of lemon and place in a glass of water. The water will become alkaline. Top up the glass all day to have a day long refreshing health drink!

Better still, lemons are now being claimed to an incredible health food. Lemon’s are being credited with many virtues, the most interesting is the effect it has on cysts and tumors. Some say it can also cure cancers, but the jury is still out on that one! (more…)

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How to Meditate Your Way to Better Sex

For psychologist and neuropsychologist Marsha Lucas, complaints of a boring sex life are commonplace in her practice. She is constantly being asked the obvious question: “How do we spice up our boring sex life?”

When her answer is meditation instead of, say – find some erotic toys or wild games, not everyone is particularly convinced by that idea.

To most active adults, meditation and good sex may seem like two opposite ends of the spectrum; the former comparable to calm and still waters while the later a climatic and loud ripple (did you catch that wave?). (more…)

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Relationship Problems: How to Spot A Psycho Lover, Friend Or Boss

At MyFaceMyLife, we encourage you to surround yourself with supportive people who nurture your goals and your dreams. But unfortunately, some of these people may turn out to be just a little bit “nuts”. Like a sweet giant cookie that ends up bitter on your hips, it’ll take a lot of effort to shed these crazies from your life (unless of course you’re quick to spot them before it’s too late!).

We stumbled across this amusing (but take our word on it – serious) article on recognizing psychopathic symptoms in three common staples in your daily circle – your lover, your friend and your boss.

Whether you have had the (dis)pleasure of experiencing a psycho in your life, counseled a friend through this problem or have laughed your way up to this point saying “yeah right, as if I couldn’t spot a psycho”, read on anyway – you may well thank us later! (more…)

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